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Pensée #5: Stanley Hauerwas on the System vs. the Kingdom

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Pensée #2: Wendell Berry on Supply and Demand

Rats and roaches live by competition under the law of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy. ~Wendell Berry, “Economy and Pleasure,” in What are People For?, p. 135

Trayvon Martin and the wiles of the devil, Part 1

Some folks are working hard to show that somehow Trayvon Martin had it coming.  They point out that he had been suspended for having an empty baggie which allegedly had pot residue in it, and that he had posted some “thuggish” comments and pictures online.  Geraldo Revera, in a breathtaking feat of buffoonery, has even … Continue reading

The (Triple) Bottom Line: Good Business for the Common Good

More and more businesses are rethinking what it means to be profitable.  Thankfully, business people all over the world are waking up to the importance of considering not only how our business practices impact our bank accounts, but also how they impact our workers, our communities, and our environment.  Anyone who is half awake did … Continue reading

5 Myths About Why Young Adults Drop Out of Church

The Barna group recently shared some of their findings from five years of research into the real reasons why young adults are dropping out of the church.  The article is well worth a read for anyone but especially for parents, pastors, youth ministers, and campus ministers.  Barna identifies 5 common myths about why young people … Continue reading

Dorothy Sayers on a Christian view of work, industry, and economic health: Part I

On April 23rd, 1942, as the German Luftwaffe were beginning a series of devastating air raids on Britain’s cathedral cities, Dorothy Sayers gave a lecture on the Christian view of work and on what a healthy post-war economy might look like.  World War II was a time of great austerity, as people tightened their belts … Continue reading

Food for Thought: Nicholas Wolterstorff on “The World for Which We Educate”

On Sunday, September 25th the NC State Graduate Christian Fellowship will gather for our first Food For Thought dinner of the year to eat and wrestle with a challenging lecture by Nicholas Wolterstorff, “The World for Which We Educate.”  Nicholas Wolterstorff is one of the most preeminent Christian philosophers alive today.  Having grown up in the Dutch … Continue reading

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Hi! I'm David, the campus minister for InterVarsity's graduate and faculty ministries at NC State and Meredith College. I hope you'll join me as I learn to "practice resurrection" in the City of Oaks, in her universities, and in the wider world. You can contact me at dmwilliams83@gmail.com

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