Many Christians approach life as if it is made of bits and pieces of unrelated reality. They struggle to see the relationship between seemingly contrasting categories. In fact, Christians often have been taught that the Bible addresses exclusively spiritual issues while some other standard should be used to govern how we should think about secular matters such as law, economics, politics, education, and business.
In a recent interview, billionaire Koch brother Charles condemned what he sees as “one of the biggest problems” in America. Obama aside, the real problem is corporate welfare and cronyism masquerading as capitalism and “free market.” In the end, in Koch’s words, society should instead be about “making money honorably.” In a society that has […]
Joel McDurmon (filling in for Gary DeMar on the show today) juxtaposes two stories of serving in certain businesses and discusses the need for good service and the Biblical reasons why businesses should seek to serve their customers.
The American expression “Indian summer” is known on the Balkans as “Gypsy summer.” It has the same meaning as its American counterpart, as far as the weather is concerned: a short period—usually two or three weeks—of relatively warm days in the late October, when the sun is shining and one can still enjoy a good walk outside without the nasty cold feeling of the coming winter. The trees are changing their colors from green to yellow to red and brown, and the winter seems awfully far away.
The concept “social justice” means different things to different people. Justice is often equated with social equality, a mistaken notion if there ever was one. In looking for a helpful way to explain the meaning of justice, baseball comes to mind. Rarely are teams equal in ability. This is especially true with the younger age groups. What if umpires had the jurisdictional authority to level inequities at the request of a manager who believes that the opposing team has better players? Both teams know the rules going into the game. Umpires are present to ensure that the rulebook is followed to the letter. As long as the players and coaches follow the rules and umpires enforce the rules, justice prevails even if there are inequities. It is not the job of an umpire to eliminate disparities. Who would ever want to play the game if the rules always change at the discretion of an umpire?