The Theology of the Hammer


Habitat is a partnership founded on common ground—bridging theological differences by putting love into action. Everyone can use the hammer as an instrument to manifest God’s love. Habitat founder Millard Fuller called this concept “the theology of the hammer,” explaining, “We may disagree on all sorts of other things … but we can agree on the idea of building homes with God’s people in need, and in doing so using biblical economics: no profit and no interest.”

Habitat for Humanity welcomes all people to build with us in partnership. “The Bible teaches that God is the God of the whole crowd,” explained Fuller. “God’s love leaves nobody out, and my love should not either. This understanding drives ‘the theology of the hammer’ around the world, steadily building more and more houses in more and more countries.”

Team Work
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094 85 year old Don on the roof, Wanda wouldn't look.jpg
Lynda Sue and boys with Joe.jpg
13_1.JPG
038 todays crew minus one that had to leave.jpg
094 85 year old Don on the roof, Wanda wouldn't look.jpg
Lynda Sue and boys with Joe.jpg
13_1.JPG
038 todays crew minus one that had to leave.jpg