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WAYS TO GATHER WITH US AROUND HIS WORD

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REFLECTIONS

CONSIDERING TRUTHS AND REALITIES IN THE MARKETPLACE

  • On September 8, 1860, the passenger steamer, Lady Elgin, was shipwrecked in Lake Michigan. Rescue teams were sent to help, including a team of Northwestern University students. One of those young men, Edward Spencer, rescued eighteen people from the sinking ship. When he was carried, exhausted, from the scene he kept asking, “Did I do my best?” Years later, at a class reunion, a speaker recalled this act of heroism. Someone called out that Edward Spencer was present in the audience. He was...

  • Author and psychologist Mary Pipher summed up Business in this statement: “In the world of business, all of life is boiled down to one word: profit.” The word profit sure can elicit some extreme emotions, from righteous denouncement to fanatical exaltation. At one extreme, profit represents injustice and exploitation; at the other end profit is the ultimate prize regardless of ethics. Where do you line up on the morality of profit? Once again, we need some biblical clarity to confirm...