March 15, 2012| 0

Book Review: Second Treatise of Government

by John Locke, edited by C.B. Macpherson (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1980; originally published in 1690. 124 pp) Widely known as the Father of Liberalism, John Locke’s work in epistemology and political philosophy has influenced countless nations. Born in 1632 in England, Locke attended Westminster School in London earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Having […]

March 1, 2012| 0

Film Review: Black Swan

Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2010 Directed by Darren Aronofsky Starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Vincent Cassel Film review by Donovan Richards Keep (Over) Working We all find times when the pressures of success feel like a tightening vice in our stomach. The desire for excellence is motivating, consuming, and at times, it physically alters our […]

March 1, 2012| 0

Book Review: Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith

by Shane Hipps (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009. 208 pp) Before committing to professional vocational ministry, Shane Hipps held a position with Porsche Cars North America working on communications strategy. After a stint in the corporate world, he received a master of divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. Hipps pastored Trinity Mennonite Church in Phoenix, Arizona, before […]

January 20, 2012| 0

Essay: Occupy Cyberspace!

First there was Occupy Wall Street, but now the noisiest protest seems to be coming from those who wish to occupy the Internet. The irony of it all is that this time, it’s the powerful corporations who are staging the sit-in (or ‘blackout’ or ‘shutdown’, as the case may be), ostensibly on behalf of grassroots […]

January 12, 2012| 0

Essay: The Financial Crisis: What Went Wrong and a Christian Perspective (part 1 of 3)

Prices on homes in America fell dramatically starting in late 2006, after an unprecedented run up in prices over the previous eight years.  The fallout from this drop was felt around the world in the worst economic recession since the Great Depression.  Its impact seems to have a long “tail.” For example, global jobless rates […]