Christian Ethics

Integrity, Plain as Day (Mark 4:21-23)

March 6th, 2014

Corruption grows by hiding in shadows. Faith grows by stepping into the light.

What is Spiritual Capital? Ruminating on the Hidden Asset of Capitalism

September 30th, 2013

Rev. Dr. Bruce Baker, Ph.D. September 21, 2013 Spiritual capital is becoming a hot topic. It helps explain the appeal of new ideas like Bill Gates’s “creative capitalism” and John Mackey’s “conscious capitalism.” Yet it goes beyond those secular notions by recognizing the spiritual side of work. To be able to create value is a […]

Essay: Lessons on Spiritual Capital from Silicon Valley

April 16th, 2012

An occasional essay by Bruce Baker, presented to the Center for Integrity in Business What does it take to get a new company off the ground? Or to bring a new product to market? We all know that new business development requires a certain kind of “right stuff”—an entrepreneurial spirit, if you will—a kind of […]

Essay: Occupy Cyberspace!

January 20th, 2012

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 […]

What Disaster Tells Us about Community

August 19th, 2011

Disaster Movies Do you remember the last disaster movie you viewed? As buildings tumbled, did society turn into chaos when people looked to self-preservation above societal good? In this typical movie, were stores looted, innocents trampled or shot, and did the government violently seek to regain control? Do you believe these representations to be the […]