Relevant Biblical Passages

The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)
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One of Jesus’ most significant parables regarding work is set in the context of investments (Matt. 25:14-30). A rich...

Employing Assets for the Common Good (Deuteronomy 23:1-24:13)
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Deuteronomy requires owners of productive assets to employ them to benefit the community, and it does so in a...

Ezekiel 18:7b - The Righteous Man Does Not Steal, But Instead Feeds the Hungry and Clothes the Naked
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This may seem like an odd pairing. Who could argue with the prohibition against robbery? But how is robbery connected...

The Shrewd Manager and the Prodigal Son (Luke 16:1-13; 15:11-32)
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The Parable of the Shrewd Manager (Luke 16:1-13)The key to security about the things we need is not anxious earning and...

Risk: The Parable of the Ten Minas (Luke 19:11-27)
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The parable of the ten minas (“pounds” in the NRSV translation) is set in the workplace of high finance. A rich —...

God’s Law Calls People of Means to Provide Economic Opportunities for the Poor (Ruth 2:17-23)
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The action of the Book of Ruth centers around gleaning, which was one of the most important elements of the Law for the...

There is No Way to Know What Comes Afterwards (Eccl 9:1-11:6)
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Perhaps it would be possible to work out what is best to do in life if it were possible to know what comes afterwards....

The Need for Social Capital (Haggai 1:1-2:19)
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One of the challenges we face in work is the temptation to put self and family ahead of society. The prophet Haggai...