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Christianity’s Contributions: Labor dignified (Part 3)

As we close out thoughts on the Christian influence on work and the dignity it provides, a biblical worldview regarding property rights and freedom is in order as well. The Bible tells us clearly that money isn’t the root of all evil; the love of money is a root of evil (1 Timothy 6:10).  It [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Labor dignified (Part 2)

As we continue our examination of the benefits of the Christian faith for all humanity, this month’s focus is on work.  A biblical perspective is that work is ordained by God and is good, whether it is labor done with your hands or head.  No work is menial or insignificant, nor beneath people in God’s [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Labor dignified (Part 1)

The contributions that Christianity has made to the world is profound.  Often we don’t  even realize it.  Let’s turn our attention to the area of work.  Going back to the Greco-Roman world of the New Testament, manual labor was only for the lower class and slaves.   Although slaves received a small subsistence allowance and eventually [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Schools started (Part 4)

This month’s blogs close out the series with a focus on the Church’s impact on education.  Let’s examine the universities started by believers. Benedictine monks, from 528 AD on,  collected books, copied manuscripts, and required the reading of certain manuscripts in their institutions.  But the first official university was the University of Bologna, in Italy .  It [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Schools started (Part 3)

Education and the Christian Church have been combined for many centuries.  The previous blogs focused on the Early Church and developments since that time.  In this blog, let’s examine the influence of Christians on education from the 1500’s to the 1800’s. Just detailing the contributions to education by Martin Luther alone are impressive.  Here are [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Schools started (Part 2)

As Jesus told the Apostles in Matthew 28:19-20,  “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Schools started (Part 1)

A new month (and year!) begins a new blog series on Christianity’s contributions.  In examining the past cultural additions Christianity has made, possibly none other is as notable as the opening of schools and the impact that the Church has had on education in general.  Throughout this month, we’ll see that private and public schools, [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Hospitals opened (Part 4)

As we close out this series on Christianity’s contributions to society, we focus on healthcare.  Besides the opening of hospitals and asylums, the training and education of those who cared for the ill was improved.  Nursing is one example. In the Early Church, widows, deaconesses, and young women were nurses, providing comfort to the sick. [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Hospitals opened (Part 3)

The Christian Church made contributions to society that we may not even realize.  This month the focus is upon the health care contributions to the world.  Following the example of Jesus and the apostles, the Early Church sought to heal those who were sick. As we have seen, hospitals were first opened due to the [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Hospitals opened (Part 2)

As we continue to see what the Christian Church did in the development of healthcare, let’s focus on the opening of hospitals. Jesus went about healing many people.  Matthew 4:23 says, “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” [&hellip

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