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.
What happened was, I got the idea in my head –- and I could not get it out –-that college was just one more dopey, inane place in the world dedicated to piling up treasure on earth and everything. I mean treasure is treasure, for heaven’s sake. What’s the difference whether the treasure is money, or property, or even culture, or even just plain knowledge? … Sometimes I think that knowledge –- when it’s knowledge for knowledge’s sake, anyway –- is the worst of all…. I don’t think it would have all got me quite so down if just once in a while — just once in a while — there was at least some polite little perfunctory implication that knowledge should lead to wisdom, and that if it doesn’t, it’s just a disgusting waste of time! But there never is! You never even hear any hints dropped on a campus that wisdom is supposed to be the goal of knowledge. You hardly ever even hear the word “wisdom” mentioned!
in J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey
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