Human Beings are Not Investments

This is the message of a recent blog post by Amy Laura Hall of Duke Divinity School, and of her book Conceiving Parenthood. (The book has been around for a while, but the blog post is commemorating its release into paperback). I wish this book were not so obviously relevant. I wish that people in the US [Read More…]

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Busy Christmas, Defining the New Year

A Monday roundup of great articles that are worth your time to read, ponder, share, or even argue with.  This week’s list: Brighter Bulbs for Christmas Busyness. Some thoughts to keep in mind for next year’s celebrations: “No matter how frayed, pushed, fearful, or stressed your Christmas seems this year, you can choose joy, plug [Read More…]

Change the equation

By Kyle Bushre, originally posted at Kern Pastors Network Resources blog Here’s a little cultural word math that appears to be axiomatic in today’s young, Christian marketplace of ideas: Non-profit = God-honoring, Profit = Self-honoring. The logic runs something like this: God has called us to do great things for him, and the way to [Read More…]

Profit and religious liberty

Our inadequate theology of work and economics has encouraged our culture to think about religion in a way that forces it out of cultural life. [Read more…]