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


By Joe Carter Note: This is the second in a series on developing a Christian mind in business school. You can find the introduction here. Before we move on to how to think Christianly in business school, we should first discuss how to think Christianly about the decision to go (or not go) to b-school. For [Read More...]

‘The Gift of the Magi’ and the Power of Exchange


By Joseph Sunde Amid the wide array of quaint and compelling Christmas tales, O. Henry’s classic short story,“The Gift of the Magi,” continues to stand out as a uniquely captivating portrait of the power of sacrificial exchange. On the day before Christmas, Della longs to buy a present for her husband, Jim, restlessly counting and recounting her measly [Read More...]

My Letter from the Economy of Wisdom


By Evan Koons Dear Everybody, Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. Knowledge, education, research, science–they all provide some pretty great things. But in our age of technological wonder, it is easy to forget that information is about more [Read More...]

Gratification and Civilization


By Jordan Ballor On Christmas morning, millions of children all over the world will race downstairs to open presents in eager anticipation. Savvy parents will sometimes wait to put gifts under the tree until Christmas Eve, as curiosity often gets the best of kids in the days leading up to Christmas morning. But even without the [Read More...]

Wounding Work: Creative Service as Cross Bearing


By Joseph Sunde In recent years, we’ve seen a renewed focus on the deeper value, meaning, and significance of our daily work, particularly across the realm of evangelicalism. Yet as easy as it may be for some to alter old attitudes and begin appreciating the gift of creative service, it can be extremely difficult for [Read More...]

How to Develop a Christian Mind in Business School (Part 1)

School of Business

By Joe Carter “Why are you going to business school?” my friend asked, with some concern. “It seems like such a waste of your time. Why not study history or philosophy or the Great Books or something you’d enjoy.” It was a good question. I was commmitting myself to spending two years going to school full-time [Read More...]

How a Shoe Builds Civilization


By Joseph Sunde Can something as simple as a shoe build civilization? I recently had the pleasure of touring the Red Wing Shoe Museum in Red Wing, Minnesota, home of the Red Wing Shoe Company, and the answer became quite clear. Founded in 1905, Red Wing Shoes has from the very beginning focused on producing boots and shoes for those who “work on [Read More...]

The Great Exchange of the Magi


By Dylan Pahman On the Nativity of Jesus Christ, Christians celebrate the birth of the Son of God incarnate to a poor, socially-disgraced couple, in the coldness of a cave, the place of the Christmas manger according to ancient tradition. St. Gregory the Theologian, preaching in the fourth century, describes the mystery this way, “He who gives [Read More...]

Beauty – an Excerpt from von Balthasar


“Beauty is the word that shall be our first. Beauty is the last thing which the thinking intellect dares to approach, since only it dances as an uncontained splendor around the double constellation of the true and the good and their inseparable relation to one another. Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world [Read More...]

Disability, Service, and Stewardship


By Jordan Ballor There’s a dangerous tendency in America today to view disabilities of various kinds as insuperable barriers to productive and loving service. There is often an implicit, and sometimes explicit, disrespect of a basic feature of human dignity in the treatment of those with disabilities as merely passive recipients of government aid, the [Read More...]