Blog author: jcarter
by on Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas as Heavenly Economy
Peter J. Leithart, First Things

Since the early centuries of the Church, Christians have thought of giving and receiving gifts as a fitting way to celebrate the Incarnation. The logic is simple: God so loved the world that he gave; so should we.

It’s a Wonderful Country: Pottersville or Bedford Falls?
Carson Holloway, Public Discourse

In the classic Christmas film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the humane society of Bedford Falls is built on conservative principles, not contemporary liberal ones.

The Case of the Vanishing Orphanage
Christ Horst, Values & Capitalism

This type of story can cultivate skepticism, prompting us to pull back. But it doesn’t have to.

Selfishness, Self-Interest, and Significance
Jay W. Richards, Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

This March, Greg Smith, an executive director at Goldman Sachs, announced his resignation in the pages of The New York Times. His reasoning: the company’s employees and culture had morphed into a gross entity that sidelines the interests of the client in favor of making a quick buck.