Category Archives: Book Review

Human Flourishing, the Bible and Books

I just finished reading a very helpful book for Christians interested in how they should think about capitalism, wealth, and the Bible.  The author is John R. Schneider and the title is The Good of Affluence: Seeking God in a Culture of Wealth (Eerdmans, 2002).  It is 13 years old and I thought I would have seen it by now, but I didn’t know about it until last year at the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics.  At any rate… Continue Reading ››

Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington

https://youtu.be/rW6A6u0EgLc “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” spills from the speakers and dribbles into your soul, at least if you have one. The jazz classic, from 1931, was the first to use “swing” in the title and predated the “swing” era of music by a solid three years. The song was not just ahead of the curve, it defined an age. Though not his most accomplished or sophisticated composition, it is one of Duke Ellington’s… Continue Reading ››