A Challenge to ‘Work-Life Balance’


By Joseph Sunde Upon the birth of our third child, I took a brief “vacation” from “work” (quotes intended). The time spent with family was special, joyous, and fulfilling, yet given the extreme lack of sleep, the sudden rush of behavioral backlash from Toddler Siblings 1 and 2, and a host of new scarcities and [Read More...]

Communion and Consumerism


By Rev. Gregory Jensen The Anglican Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, made a number of very good points about the moral and spiritual dangers of consumerism in a recent talk. And from a certain perspective he’s right when he says that consumer society is a “mechanism for distributing unhappiness.” As he says, “When money rules, we [Read More...]

How to Develop a Christian Mind in Business School (Part IV)


By Joe Carter Note: This is the fourth in a series on developing a Christian mind in business school. Read Part I, Part II, and Part III. As I mentioned in the last post, when I talk about developing a Christian mind in b-school I’m referring primarily to learning how to think Christianly about things as they are symbolized, things as they [Read More...]

The Useless Video


By Evan Koons What does it take to truly behold? What does it mean to be still? Where does God’s Economy of Wonder begin? Answer: In getting useless. Here’s how. For more on the Economy of Wonder, watch the trailer for Episode 6 and order For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles. (Originally [Read More...]

Why Do Black Lives Matter?


By Anthony Bradley “Black lives matter.” “All lives matter.” These slogans may forever summarize the deep tensions in American life in 2014. Catalyzed by the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and two New York Police officers who were murdered while sitting in a police car, Americans are in the midst of a crisis of [Read More...]

God Is With You in the Workplace (Whether You Know It or Not)


This post is part of a symposium on vocation between the Patheos Faith and Work Channel and the Patheos Evangelical Channel. Question: How can I persevere at work even when I don’t see God? By Joseph Sunde We’ve seen a renewed focus among Christians on the deeper value, meaning, and significance of our daily work, leading to lots of [Read More...]

Wonder Rush – Truth, Goodness, and Beauty


By Evan Koons In keeping with the Economy of Wonder, enjoy Dr. Peter Kreeft pontificating on Truth, Goodness, and Beauty like you’ve never heard him before–with a jazz-infused, hip-hop accompaniment. This mash-up was assembled using portions of Dr. Kreeft’s 2014 Acton University address Good, True, and Beautiful: C.S. Lewis. It’s sure to have you not only taking note, [Read More...]

How to Develop a Christian Mind in Business School (Part III)


By Joe Carter Note: This is the third in a series on developing a Christian mind in business school. Read Part I and Part II When people ask me what business school was like, I’m tempted to say, “A lot like a medieval university.” Unfortunately, that comparison makes people think b-school is dark, musty, and full of monks—which is not [Read More...]

The Forms of Stewardship

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The following excerpt comes from Faithful in All God’s House, and is reprinted here with the permission of Christian’s Library Press. By Lester DeKoster and Gerard Berghoef Stewardship is far more than the handling of our money. Stewardship is the handling of life, and time, and destiny. Money does indeed do many things. Using our money [Read More...]

Necessity as the Mother of Innovation


By Jordan Ballor There’s an old proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Life is often difficult, full of challenges, trials, and travails. But it is a testament to the human spirit, created in the image of God to mature and develop morally, spiritually, and intellectually, that in the face of such troubles human ingenuity often [Read More...]