vol. 5, num. 8 :: 2006.04.21 — 2006.05.05
The usual "Church-speak" breakdown of resources is "time, talent and treasure." Resources are necessary for any individual, institution and project, but what principles guide the gathering and cultivation of such resources?
Thinking about abundance in a new way inspires a new and evolving vision for relationships.
The acknowledgement of a personal myth opens to abundance.
On discovering a biblical approach to fundraising.
Could filling a roll-off be considered a spiritual discipline?
A review of the graphic novel V for Vendetta, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd.
Capitalism operates well in the modern world on the basis of certain assumptions, but are these assumptions biblical?
A review of The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by Hernando de Soto.
A basic introduction to the principles of living simply and an exploration of the issues that might drive us there involuntarily.
Why we should do these things anyway.
Interested in spiritual capital? Check out this research program in Philadelphia.
A free booklet compiles several of Nouwen's presentations on fundraising and why it's a ministry in itself.
A PDF download by Richard Greydanus and Michael Van Pelt on the role of the Church in urban renewal.
More movie lines that intersect the spiritual dimension.
If our contemporary culture does not readily acknowledge how perpetual motion can dumb down our souls, we do maintain at least the memory that a faithful journey will always lead us back to where we started from, opening our eyes to the potential of a place that we were not able to see before we left it. It takes a trip to Oz for Dorothy to say and say again, “There’s no place like home.” Even when it is reduced to sentimental nostalgia, the sentiment has power because our longings point us homeward…. Christian wisdom about stability points us toward the true peace that is possible when our spirits are stilled and our feet are planted in a place we know to be holy ground. When we get this stability of heart deep down inside of us, real growth begins to happen.
The Wisdom of Stability
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