« The Big 60 | Main | Walmart Launches Online Marketplace »

Sep 02, 2009


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Rick McGinniss

I think you mean John Stapleford, not John Stackhouse. :)

BTW, I'm planning to take the plunge and do an "economics series" in October based on of your blogs and other readings (and conversations with my post-modern skeptic friends). Somehow, we pastors have to cast biblical vision for how shalom, prosperity, economics, stewardship, and benevolence fit together at the personal level.

Michael W. Kruse

Opps! Thanks for the catch.

"...fit together at the personal level."

Amen! More on that coming in this series.

Rick McGinniss

I anxiously await the "more"!

Josh Rowley

I'm not sure how anyone could get from Goldwater's individualism to a concern for the common good.

As for freedom, the New Testament understands it (paradoxically) as slavery to Christ. Put another way, the NT names autonomy a myth. The biblical question is Who is our master? rather than Are we free? Goldwater's "freedom" is slavery to self; and he makes it an idol.

Michael W. Kruse

I think some would argue that complete freedom is the common good.

While it is true that we are servants of the master, the master is the master servant.

Freedom is critical, but true freedom is the freedom to choose that which is good.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Calmly Considered: Videocasts on Faith & Economics

Your email address:

Powered by FeedBlitz

Kruse Kronicle on Kindle

Check It Out