Monthly Archives: November 2019


The Christian Roots of the Fair Trade Movement

Beneath the buzzwords around sustainability, transparency, and ethical sourcing we find something far more important than consumerism: Christ-centered love for our neighbors. Americans do the most shopping during the last two months on the...


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Two Sides of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, giving thanks, and/or being thankful is both expressive and confessional.  In a capitalistic society there are a lot of goods and services exchanged every day. And if you’re like us, you tend to...


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Give Us This Day Our Daily Catch

With the oceans no longer teeming with life, scientists and missionaries alike challenge Christians to faithfulness in the face of daunting odds. Last month, the United Nations released a sobering report about the state...


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When the Shepherds Spy on the Sheep

In communist East Germany, the church was supposed to be a refuge from the government’s godlike gaze. But the secret police managed to bribe and flatter their way in. Among the many plans for...


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