A Biblical Economic Vision

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Drawing heavily on the work of Walter Brueggemann, Bouma-Prediger and Walsh have the following to say about a biblical economic vision: A covenantal/prophetic perspective “holds that the haves and the have-nots are bound in community to each other, that viable life depends upon the legitimate respect, care and maintenance of the have-nots and upon the … Read more →

Vision

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Here’s some questions I’m mulling over for the mentorship group that Jac and I are a part of here. What does everyone think? Personal Vision: What do you understand “vision” to be? How does it differ from the mission of Christ given to us in the New Testament (i.e. the Great Commission and the Great … Read more →

Suburban Retrofitting

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One of the big challenges of the next couple of generations will be the retrofitting of suburbia to no longer require the personal automobile to “work.” Evanston—a suburb of Chicago—has been undergoing this process for nearly 30 years, with Politico dubbing it The Suburb That Tried To Kill the Car: The [Transit-Oriented Development] mantra, when … Read more →

Conversation, Smartphones, and the Amish

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I admire the Amish. This might sound a bit odd coming from someone who works in technology for a living, but I’ve always had a healthy suspicion of technology. I have no desire whatsover to be Amish, but I do admire the fact that they are a group that evaluates the adoption of technology through … Read more →

Google Tries to Make Silicon Valley Bicycle Friendly

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Cycling infrastructure is a common theme on this blog, so Adele Peters’ Google Wants To Make Silicon Valley As Bike-Friendly As Copenhagen for Fast Company caught my interest: In theory, the heart of Silicon Valley—towns like Mountain View and Santa Clara—should be the ultimate place to bike. It’s usually 72 degrees and sunny; it’s mostly … Read more →

Anger at the Conservatives is Getting Exhausting: Data Edition.

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When the Conservative Party made the formerly mandatory, once-every-five-year census, optional in 2011, there was an outcry. It sounded bad to me at the time, but I didn’t understand the implications. Four years later, the critics have unfortunately been proven correct. Macleans’ Anne Kingston reports: When told that his small Prairie town had, in profound … Read more →