Blog author: jcarter
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.