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Know Your Limits . . . and Live Within Them

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Today, I was exploring The High Calling, a website that features “Everyday Conversations About Work, Life, and God.” As I read several articles, I was struck by a curious overlap in content, an intersection of ideas that spoke incisively to […]

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Why Business Matters to God . . . Jeff Van Duzer at Laity Lodge

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This weekend Laity Lodge is hosting a retreat that is co-sponsored by Seattle Pacific University and the Laity Leadership Institute. National and international leaders in business, the academy, and the church have gathered to think about business from the vantage […]

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Final Comments on the MBA Oath

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Today was the 358th Commencement of Harvard University. Among the thousands of graduates from the various Harvard schools were about 900 who received the Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. A significant percentage of these graduates, now […]

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Ethical MBAs? Some Comments on the MBA Oath

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Yesterday I began by noting an article in the New York Times that describes the efforts of a number of students at Harvard Business School to commit to being ethical in their future business practices. So far, over 160 soon-to-be-graduates […]

Ethical MBAs? From Harvard Business School?!

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A recent article in the New York Times focused on a group of soon-to-be graduates of Harvard Business School who have signed an oath promising to “serve the greater good” as business leaders (HT: Susan McCool). According to the Times, […]

Love in the Workplace: A Tribute

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No, this is not a salacious story about sex on the job. I want to reflect about love in the workplace, the caring, giving, selfless kind of love, what Christians call agape (pronounced uh-GAH-pay). In some jobs, love is virtually […]

Another Way of Doing Business

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I was in Seattle this week for meetings at Seattle Pacific University. Several of us who are associated with Laity Lodge got together with SPU faculty from various disciplines: business, economics, organizational psychology, theology, brain science, and marriage and family. […]

Christian Voting

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In this season of voting, many Christians are weighing in on their preferences. Near my office in Kerrville, Texas, I noticed a church sign that uses the voting metaphor to encourage church attendance: Indeed, we do “vote” when we decide […]

Fascinating Links from Christianity Today

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I regularly peruse Christianity Today Magazine’s online website and its Liveblog. I recommend that you do the same. Some of today’s posts I found particularly striking. Ted Olsen, writing for the Liveblog, put up “Postcard from San Diego: Fighting ‘Bibliolatry’ […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Conclusions
In this series on the death of Jesus, I have presented four different perspectives on why Jesus had to die: Roman, Jewish, Jesus’, and Early Christian. I believe that each of these points of view has merit, and that we cannot fully understand the necessity of Jesus’ death without taking them all

posted 2:47:39am Apr. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever,

posted 2:05:51am Apr. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy jewelry to associate the cross with love. But, in the first

posted 2:41:47am Apr. 08, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with the scriptures” (15:3). Yet this text doesn’t expl

posted 2:30:03am Apr. 07, 2011 | read full post »

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