Creating a “giving” mindset

I’m still mulling this one over. I’ve been involved in organizing charity auctions in the past (strictly silent) and our chorus has a big auction once a year that brings in most of our funds. It involves a live auction and there’s definitely a bit of the bargain-hunting mindset a…

It’s hard to keep the circles separate online

This article from Sunday’s Washington Post (registration now required to read, sorry!) hit the nail on the head for me. I recently joined Facebook and quickly discovered that I run in a lot of entirely separate circles. In real life, these circles never intersect. I can be a totally different…

Christian obligations in the global economy

Hmm. Something to ponder. Don’t know what I think just yet, although my gut tells me this is something else for me to get guilty about. The guys over at Church Marketing Sucks are talking about churches getting into the sweatshop-free movement and more generally, I suppose, the church’s role…

Hmmm … can a new mom run for office?

Well, my initial reaction when I heard the word that Sarah Palin had announced that she was seven-months pregnant was – well, there goes that potential VP. After reading a lot of the other reactions on the web, I have to admit, I’m chagrined that that was my reaction. After…