In the wake of Greg Locke destroying a Barbie Dreamhouse playset with a “biblebat,” today’s issue of A Public Witness opens up the book on examples in faith, business, and politics of profaning the Bible by treating it like a prop.
'Most of us are not wealthy,' said one local resident. 'It’s impossible for us to get a loan from the commercial banks. So the only opportunity is to go to the loan sharks,' where the interest charged is 'overwhelming,' she said.
Robert D. Cornwall reviews "The Church After Innovation: Questioning Our Obsession With Work, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship" by Andrew Root. This book is a philosophical conversation about whether being innovative and creative is the best way to be faithful as Christians.
Contributing writer Rodney Kennedy argues that the church has failed to properly denounce greed. Mammon is our national god and greed is our national liturgy. Advertisers have become our American clergy and excessive capitalism has made us more capitalist and less Christian.
Columnist Chris Dorsey explores how many Christians remain staunchly committed to, or at least tacitly accepting of, the unbridled pursuit of wealth. As a Christian leader, he is uncomfortable with the uncritical alignment between faith and profit found in the “entrepreneurial spirit.”
Columnist Rodney Kennedy argues that the church has a thinking problem when it comes to the poor. The same ideas keep popping back up generation after generation going all the way back to Pharaoh. So, how do we rewrite the playbook?
Small church life will be hard to sustain. Roughly 85% of American congregations have fewer than 250 members. Most of the work is done by older adults filling the pews. Millennials get much of the blame, but it's not life-work balance -- it's capitalism.