The Wall Street Journal published a fascinating article last week, titled “The Mystery Worshipper“. Of course, you’ll need to flip past the doom-and-gloom headlines of the stock market free fall and the collapse Iceland’s financial system (the Icelandic krona ceased trading on the global currency market). This WSJ article takes us away from this global [...]
Posted on October 15th, 2008 by Ryan
Filed under: Christian tradition, church, economic theory, societal concerns | 3 Comments »
There’s a movement among church consultants to treat churches as a business. Personally, I disagree. But, who knows? I might be wrong. What if God intended churches to rival multinational corporations? Who’s to say that that my humble 60-attendee community church, MBCC, shouldn’t be vying for global notoriety like Microsoft, Starbucks, or AIG?
Since I’m not [...]
Posted on October 14th, 2008 by Ryan
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We humans are capable of a very strange thing: revenge. We seek to inflict harm on others at a great cost to ourselves.
Revenge is a very peculiar behavior. Selfishness makes sense. So does altruism. But why would we choose to harm ourselves just to hurt another? Justice? Hatred? Heat-of-the-moment passion? Can there be a rational [...]
Posted on October 1st, 2008 by Ryan
Filed under: economic theory, societal concerns | 5 Comments »