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.
So do you want to make culture? Find a community, a small group who can lovingly fuel your dreams and puncture your illusions. Find friends and form a family who are willing to see grace at work in one another’s lives, who can discern together which gifts and which crosses each has been called to bear. Find people who have a holy respect for power and a holy willingness to spend their power alongside the powerless. Find some partners in the wild and wonderful world beyond church doors. And then, together, make something of the world.
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