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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 Advertisements

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

Spotlight on Jobs for Life

This is a great program:   Part of InterVarsity’s mission is to help students and faculty to discover how their education and skills are for more than just occupations, they are for a God-given vocations–holy callings to do well things that are well worth doing.  Doing this work in a university setting makes it easy … Continue reading

Perspective

Jim Wallis’ Open Letter to the Occupiers of Wall Street

Jim Wallis has posted an open letter to the protesters on Wall Street on his Sojourner’s blog.  Wallis has done his fair share of protesting and it is a good word from “a veteran troublemaker” I remember what it feels like to see your movement as a lead story on the evening news every night, … Continue reading

Check…This…Out…: What’s Your Slavery Footprint?

If you think that slavery is over or that, if it’s not over, you and I have nothing to do with it, think again.  Check out this website to see what your “slavery footprint” is:

Praying for Palestine, Israel, and the U.N.

“Democracy,” Reinhold Niebuhr famously said, “is finding proximate solutions to insoluble problems.”  And it’s hard to imagine a more insoluble set of problems than those associated with Israel and Palestine.  Presently the Palestinians are pursuing a seat at the United Nations, which, if secured, would be a big step for them in the direction achieving … 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

On Just Sitting There Talking…and Changing the World

I just finished The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of Dorothy Day.  Along with the bohemian activist and thinker Peter Maurin, Day founded the Catholic Worker movement in 1933 in the middle of the Great Depression.  The Catholic Worker began as a newspaper sold at a penny apiece (which is still the price today) which detailed … Continue reading

NCSU Graduate Christian Fellowship

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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