How can we fix a broken democracy? Should companies care about more than the bottom line? What should you know about the forgotten American in Turkey? What books should you add to your summer reading list?
Get thoughtful responses to these questions from Bruce Ashford, Hugh Whelchel, Joe Carter, Jayson Rowe, Lauren Pratt and Thomas West in today’s #FaithandCulture Reading.
Everyone agrees that America’s democracy is broken. But how should we fix it? Bruce Ashford diagnoses the problem and prescribes a solution. He writes,
Democracy becomes idolatrous when it conflates the voice of the people with the voice of God. In this unfortunate situation, citizens view their political opinions as holy writ and their will as divine imperative. Read More>>
Hugh Whelchel profiles several businesses who are looking not just at the bottom line, but at the well being of their employees and communities. He writes,
In what they call the ‘economics of mutuality’ the focus is on a triple bottom line, which factors in people, planet, and profits. Read More>>
Joe Carter brings you up to speed about the pastor and North Carolina native being held in Turkey on “unsubstantiated charges of terrorism related activity.” Here’s a preview of his article at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission:
There is a petition you can sign to protest Bunson’s imprisonment. When commenting on this situation on social media you can include the hashtags #freeAndrewBrunson, #SaveBrunson, or #ForgottenAmericanInTurkey. Read More>>
Our friends at Women’s Life put together a list of 10 books you should add to your summer reading list. They write,
Whether you’re resting on the beach, on the airplane to your next destination or at a local coffee shop chances are most of you will have a good book in your hand. If you’re like us and enjoy reading and the opportunity to pick up a book and read for yourself and not for class here are some of our favorites in the Women’s Life Office that we want to share with you. Read More>>
One week ago, graduates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas at Southeastern Seminary‘s spring 2017 commencement. Here are three poignant reflections from Southeastern graduates:
- Mary Ann McMillan | Her Missions Journey: From Orphan to a Doctorate
- Jayson Rowe | Thy Will Be Done
- Thomas West | Sacrifice Is Hard. The Harvest Is Worth It.
What are you reading this weekend?