Category: Culture

Issues and opinions about contemporary culture

Christian Marketing

“Remember, everything we do gets hijacked by marketing.” That was the warning Sun Microsystems Inc. Chief Researcher John Gage had for developers working on emerging grid computing standards at the Global Grid Forum in Seattle in June, 2003. His comment…

Christ @ Work

Application Purpose Principle Passion Virtue Character Calling Leadership Grace Christ The Foundation of All Truth The acceptance that anything at all can be true, that there is such a thing as truth and/or logic requires two things: 1) the acceptance…

Work as a Calling

Application Purpose Principle Passion Virtue Character Calling Leadership Grace Christ One’s calling¹ is his or her vocation, job, career or profession. But more than mere work, one’s calling invokes a passion for work, a drive to accomplish, excel or master…

The Christian Marketplace Movement

Book Titles As A Window Search: All Products Apparel & Accessories Baby Beauty Books Camera & Photo Cell Phones & Service Classical Music Computer & Video Games Computers DVD Electronics Gourmet Food Health & Personal Care Home & Garden Jewelry…

Good Design

Design (di’zIn): to plan or outline in general; determine upon and mark out the principal features or parts of, as a projected thing or act; plan; devise. Good design: the elegant implementation of purpose. The application of purpose and principles…

Revaluation of Debt

I could title this post “The Jubilee Factor” because it is a simple observation about the teaching of the biblical Jubilee and how it speaks to the current world financial crisis. So, what is the Jubilee? The Jubilee year (Leviticus…

Crisis of Leadership

Sex sells. And because it does, it’s everywhere in our contemporary society. Ours is a consumer society, and sales are the life-blood of a consumerism. And sex is the sizzle in our consumer blood. Here in Marietta and everywhere else…

Corporate Persons

A recent article in the LA Times carping about the unfair influence of corporations regarding elections because of funds available to corporations verses the funds available to individuals reminded me of the corporate person controversy. The issue is whether corporations…

Reforming The Cultus

This is a response to Doug Wilson’s post, The Spiritual Drive Train. I put it here rather than as a comment to his post because of the length of my response. He suggests that knowing what not to do is…

The Victory of Christ

Rodney Stark has written another great book, The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success (Random House, 2005). In recent years, a number of important books have offered a counter-narrative to the version of European…