Category Archives: Culture-Economics-Society

New Article in EJT

My article, based on last year’s presentation at the meeting of the Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians, has recently been published in EJT: “Technologising of Word and Sacrament: Deuteronomy 14:24–26 and Intermediation in Worship.” European Journal of Theology 28.1 (2019): 66–77. I’ve written in such a way that will be useful, I hope, to pastors and students as well as scholars of the Old Testament and media ecology. Continue reading

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Give Us Our Daily Feed

I’ve written before about the free audio education I received over eight years working in pharma while in seminary and grad school. I thought it would be interesting to share what’s in my podcast feed, and solicit suggestions for new audio food for thought. What do you listen to, and why? Continue reading

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“Medical Insurance” Insurance?

Private and public systems will both have rationing, profits, and costs. But a private system is much more nimble and can respond more quickly to patient demand, without the political process. Continue reading

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Links: 15 February 2017

Refugees and plastic bags… Continue reading

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Altmann on the Limitations of Economic Analysis

“Ethics-related economics in the sense supported by Sen instead follows Aristotle (thus placing the discussion back in the Persian period!) in the concern for subordinating economics to the pursuit of the good of humankind. The difference lies in the purpose … Continue reading

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America Rejoices/Weeps in Utter Disbelief

A few scattered reactions to the election…

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For Entertainment Purposes Only

If you needed more proof that democracy has jumped the shark…

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Potomac Drainage Basin Indigenous Persons

The Washington NBA franchise changed its name from the “Bullets” to the “Wizards” in 1997 because of DC’s rising murder rate. Perhaps it’s time for the NFL team to do the same. Continue reading

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On National Symbols

“Every nation develops symbols, such as national anthems, which unite it in a common purpose. These symbols are important and can enable a nation to flourish justly and wisely, drawing on its collective experience through the centuries. The danger is that sometimes these very symbols become idols designed to glorify the nation and justify its deeds whether right or wrong, or that the symbols themselves become substitutes for reality.” Continue reading

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How John Roberts Begat Donald Trump

Roberts essentially told would-be Trumpistas not to bother the courts with important issues, that if you want to beat Obama you have to get your own strongman—complete with pen, phone, and contempt for the Constitution. So they did, bypassing several … Continue reading

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