Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, where he specializes in foreign policy and civil liberties. In the article below, he promotes economic liberty (a.k.a. capitalism) as a means by which the least of these can benefit. On the cusp of Congress passing a major tax overhaul, regardless of your politics, there is a lot of discussion about economics.We live in a world of exploding opportunities and growing challenges. New technologies are transforming our lives. Despite intermittent economic and financial crises, residents of the West live better than any other people at any other point in human history. Many people in the East, and increasingly in Latin America and Africa as well, are joining them.
This article below by Jim Denison is interesting because not only does it reveal the subtleties by which greed can become an acceptable standard, but it also shows that recognizing this vice for what it is can be difficult especially when it is cloaked in technological advances. Greed is powerful and a destroyer of virtue. Denison offers some helpful suggestions on how we can improve our spiritual fitness in this area.
So often creativity is relegated to something pertaining to the arts. However, creativity is one of God’s gifts he has freely given to all. It is a gift that is often misunderstood and under utilized. In the article below Art Lindsley helps to move us closer to embracing this blessing while challenging us to use it.
James K.A. Smith has an amazing way of tapping into our inherent design, calling it to the forefront of our conversation, and helping us to understand how we are further cultivating the virtue of it or working to destroy it. In the article below he discusses the importance of institutions and how our actions are either about bolstering them or tearing them a part. His insight in so many areas is one of the blessings God has given to the Evangelical world.