From 20 cents to $2200: Adventures in Tithing

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Charitable Giving. Read other perspectives here.   When I was a little kid, I got an allowance of a dollar. I can’t tell you if that was above or below the average for the mid-1970s when I was a little kid, but I [Read More…]

What both Bernie Sanders and George Will Contribute to the Christian Debate on Income Inequality

By Anne Bradley Income inequality is one of the most hotly debated topics of the 2016 presidential debates, and an issue with which Christian voters are forced to wrestle. Bernie Sanders calls it the great moral issue of our time, while Washington Post columnist George Will disagrees. Those on both sides of the issue offer [Read More…]

From the archives: Amazon, #BlackFriday, and the Moral Limits of Shopping

By Jordan J. Ballor   Good now, sit down, and tell me, he that knows, Why this same strict and most observant watch So nightly toils the subject of the land, And why such daily cast of brazen cannon, And foreign mart for implements of war; Why such impress of shipwrights, whose sore task Does [Read More…]

Word-of-mouth reigns supreme: the role of publishers in a digital age: part 4 of an interview with Tami Heim

This post continues our partnership with Ethix, a publication of the Center for Integrity in Business in the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University.  Ethix has conducted many inspiring interviews with business leaders, and we’re excited to feature them here from time to time!  Read the previous parts of our interview with [Read More…]

Not very hopeful about the future of bookstores: part 3 of an interview with Tami Heim

This post continues our partnership with Ethix, a publication of the Center for Integrity in Business in the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University.  Ethix has conducted many inspiring interviews with business leaders, and we’re excited to feature them here from time to time!  Read the previous parts of our interview with [Read More…]

Rising Tide or Zero-Sum Game?

Why Christians should care that the Nobel prize in economics has gone to poverty and welfare researcher Angus Deaton   By Dr. P.J. Hill The announcement of Angus Deaton as the latest recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics is welcome news for Christians who want a deeper understanding of the dramatic change in human [Read More…]