Even as early as Genesis 2:18, when God said “It is not good for man to be alone,” it’s been evident we’re designed to live in community.
God gave Eve’s companionship to Adam, and he gave his own to both. Even today, after the Fall, we’re given into a family and called to [...]READ FULL POST →
In season three of House of Cards, a group of Tibetan monks are invited to the White House to perform a Buddhist tradition involving the creation of a sand mandala. The ritual requires painstaking work and intricate detail.
But almost as soon as the masterpiece is finished, it’s destroyed.
In episode seven, [...]READ FULL POST →
Part 4 in a series on Character at Work
Because of my background in dealing with religious cults (I spent five years on the board of the Spiritual Counterfeits Project in Berkeley), I was called to go to a city where a church leader had abused a small [...]READ FULL POST →
“It is right to risk for the cause of God.”
So begins a sermon by John Piper on the topic of risk.
If you’re a Christian entrepreneur and you believe your work contributes to the cause of flourishing that God desires for his creation, you might find yourself asking about the biblical [...]READ FULL POST →
We are approaching the Holy Week, which begins with Palm Sunday, continues through Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, and culminates in Easter Sunday. These days, and the religious events surrounding them, can easily become routine, but this week is central to our faith as believers in Jesus.
In 1 Corinthians 15:3-6, Paul [...]READ FULL POST →
Have you ever heard the argument that Jesus was a socialist? I have, often.
As I’ve studied the economics of income redistribution, many of my colleagues in secular academic circles point out the seeming discrepancy between two of my main disciplines of focus: faith and economics.
How, they ask, can [...]READ FULL POST →
God knows that we are a fearful people. So, he addresses it quite a bit in Scripture.
When we talk about fear, we’re mainly talking about the bad stuff – fear of flying, fear of death, fear of loss.
There is a fear that’s good – properly placed fear is [...]READ FULL POST →
The Reality of Our Ordinary Days
What do your days look like? How do they begin, and how do they end?
If you’re anything like me, my days look pretty ordinary.
They are filled with instant oatmeal in the morning as I scurry out the door, somehow always forgetting my laptop charger, [...]READ FULL POST →