Materialism

Steve Jobs: Prophet?

An interesting perspective on Steve Jobs from Andy Crouch via a piece in the Wall Street Journal. (HT: John Fea) Here is his introduction, followed by some interesting pieces. For every magical thing Steve Jobs revealed in his Apple keynote addresses, there were many other things he concealed. Like the devices he created, his life […]

Less Stuff, More Happiness

After another good message yesterday at McBIC about the freedom of living with less debt, I was reminded of this TED video about being intentional about living with less “stuff”. We easily get caught up in the culture of accumulation. As Christians, we should be leading the fight against this, and leading by example. Graham […]

Is Busyness Next to Godliness?

Most people would answer that question with some comment about how obviously wrong this title is. Still, we often live our lives as if it were true. Over at Relevant Magazine, Mason Slater offers some thoughts about the cult of busyness. After pointing out the cultural pressure, even within the Church, he offers: Here’s the […]

The Joy of a Messy Life

Great post about the messy-ness of the Christian life from my friend Cindy King last week over at The King Zoo and Funny Farm. She was contemplating life as an adoptive mother (in addition to five biological children) in light of the call of Christ to live a life of sacrifice. Here is a recent […]

Discipleship

Thanks to my neighbor for pointing out this thought-provoking video about discipleship. As the comments note, the implication that the launching can only happen from the US/North America is clearly incorrect. I would guess the intended audience is American or North American, thus the implication to be willing to go from here to anywhere we […]

A Godly Example

Good post today from Josh Wood over at PostCalvinist.com (not to be confused with anti-Calvinist, I assure you). He looks at a line from a song from PRo’s newest album. The line is actually during Lacrdeceptively simple: if I get martyred, tell my kids to follow their dad This leads to Wood’s consideration of what […]

American Entitlement

Just finished an intriguing article at Patheos about the American sense of entitlement. (HT: Rob and Heather Martin) Here is a taste: If you think I am wrong, think back to the fleeting mea culpa of Tiger Woods last year. When asked what caused him to so egregiously and frequently commit adultery over and over […]