Is Greed Good? An Appetizer.

Soon Patheos will begin a discussion of greed, faith and the economy on the Public Square. I thought I would offer an appetizer before the main course.  The question is posed provocatively, as “Is Greed Good?”  Although this is sometimes taken as the motto of some economic conservative, it actually comes from Gordon Gekko: The [Read More…]

Christians in the News: Week in Review

Pope Benedict XVI is calling for stronger business ethics and a “true world political authority” in order to address corruption, underdevelopment, and the gap between rich and poor countries.  The new papal encyclical, “Charity in Truth,” highlights the need for wealthy nations to help poor nations, for example by sharing medical knowledge more freely (a [Read More…]

Morning Report

Massachusetts, the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, filed suit against the Defense of Marriage act, which President Clinton signed into law back in 1996.  We have an extensive discussion of same-sex marriage at Patheos right now in the Public Square.  Check it out.  One of the most interesting articles, I thought, was this one, [Read More…]

Mainliners and Evangelicals

In the future we’ll have more dialogue on the Patheos site between the different “Gateways.”  Posted recently on the “Mainline Protestant Gateway” is a video reflection from Phillip Clayton on what mainliners might learn from evangelicals.  It’s worth a listen.  See it here. [Read more…]

Morning Report, July 7 2009

Today is a day of national mourning, or so it seems.  Michael Jackson is lauded as “America’s princess Diana.”  The way we remember the dead–whom we honor and what we honor in them–says a lot about our priorities.  What does this national outpouring of grief say about us?  What are we grieving when we grieve [Read More…]