[VIDEO] How do we make culture without it making us?

A great talk on this was posted some time ago on the website of Dallas Theological Seminary, where Darrell Bock of DTS sat down to chat with Andy Crouch of Christianity Today to talk about what culture means. Can you ever leave culture behind? How can you transform it without letting it transform you? How can [Read More...]

Building trails, building relationships

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Duke University’s Faith and Leadership blog always has some good thoughts for leaders in both churches and workplaces. A recent story there by Jason Byassee told the story of how one church and community came together to help both flourish  by building a community trail. Here’s the beginning of the story from Jason: I don’t know what [Read More...]

Is business a predator, a cow, or a horse?

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That question is at the center of a new book reviewed by Drew Cleveland recently on Kern Pastors Network and called  Entrepreneurship and Human Flourishing.  As Drew says: Written with Christian college students and entrepreneurs in mind, Horst and Greer marry biblical wisdom with insightful data. Full of great quotes, biblical foundations, dozens of real world [Read More...]

Do Christianity and business go together?

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We’re not the only ones on Patheos thinking about this question. A few days ago I ran into a post on the same issue at Patheos’ Religion Q and A, called “How should Christianity mix with commerce?” The questioner asks: Businesses like Hobby Lobby and Chick-fil-A overtly follow Christian principles and thus promote Christianity. Is [Read More...]

The infernal machine?

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Every so often, interesting things actually come in the old-fashioned postal mail.  A few days ago, I got a mailing from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.  I’d long known about their award-winning (and quirky) journal, The Hedgehog Review, but what I didn’t know as well until they sent me [Read More...]

A moment of silence for 9/11

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I found this picture a few days ago. I thought you all might like to see it today. “Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawnbut the sword of righteousness, no strength known but thestrength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, thatall peoples may be gathered under the banner of the [Read More...]


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