Work Ethic in Christianity Today

95 Theses

In happier news, this morning Christianity Today posted an op-ed of mine on evangelical Protestantism and the work ethic. Brother Martin and his 95 theses make a prominent appearance; in some ways the whole theology of work and economics can be projected very successfully from the foundation he laid in those theses, if you understand the social context and the dehumanizing view of work to which he was responding.

I like the subtitle they picked for the piece: “Forget Weber. We don’t need social science to know that God cares about our work.” And I’m a social scientist!

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