Discerning Mission

The rise of the "nones"

There's a new Pew Report out, with clear indication that there is an increase in those who say they have "no religion." Rev. Clint Schnekloth has by far the most interesting response I've seen, arguing that:

As a weird hipster Lutheran...I am, to begin with, happy with the increase in the number of people reporting their status as "nones." I am happy that the nones feel free to be authentic about their religious commitments (or lack thereof). The Pew report states, "These trends suggest that the

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Luther on capitalism and mission

Paul Chung recently presented a paper to the summer missionary conference Evangelizing and Witnessing: The Essentials of Mission Today. You can read the whole paper online, but here's an evocative excerpt to get your started:

Mission for the grace of justification integrates our prophetic diakonia in the realm of economic justice which emphasizes an emancipatory horizon of integrative missional theology. This integrative perspective of justification and justice establishes the justification

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Lessons from Apple?

apple logo with steve jobs image in it

I'm fascinated by this reflection in the Harvard Business Review blog. James Allworth dares to suggest that the pursuit of profit alone is not the key to innovation, and that Apple demonstrated this very clearly and beautifully:

When describing his period of exile from Apple — when John Sculley took over — Steve Jobs described one fundamental root cause of Apple's problems. That was to let profitability outweigh passion: 'My passion has been to build an enduring company where people

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