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Author: Kevin Brown

How Are You Being Read?

It was the Irish evangelist Gypsy Smith who famously remarked: “There are five gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and the Christian. And most people will never read the first four.” This begs the question: How are we being “read”? Kevin Brown asks, do our actions consistently flow from our beliefs? Are we being consistent—or are we consistently inconsistent?

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A Christian Conception of Markets: Market Freedom Allows us to Act in Non-Market Ways (Part 8 of 12)

For a market to be a true market, there must be a notion of voluntary exchange. While free, creative, and voluntary actions are not the only requirements for markets to be effective, they are at the epicenter of the market mechanism. Yet the same liberty that allows me to freely enter into economic arrangements also allows me to act in non-market ways. This includes the practice of unconditional giving.

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A Christian Conception of Markets: Specialization (Part 6 of 12)

Specialization has allowed us to find prosperity and progress outside of ourselves—a redemptive notion among those in the faith community. To understand why specialization is so important for economic growth and development, you need to understand two other economic concepts: opportunity cost and comparative advantage.

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