President Obama recently signed an executive order making it illegal for federal contractors to discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. Sounds innocuous enough, but an unintended consequence may be the closing of Christian colleges and schools.
If we live in a country where we can’t express our faith through our business, then we may someday live in a country where we can’t express our faith at all.
Dictators Masquerading as Christian Leaders (also published in Christian Professional)
It’s a dirty little secret in Christendom, but it’s becoming more and more public. There are some Christian leaders who are veritable ogres. And it’s nothing short of scandalous.
Decoding The Apprentice (also published in Christian Management Report)
The Apprentice is just a TV show, right? Just another one of those insipid, gimmicky attempts by Hollywood to win the ratings war. In reality, though, this “reality show” can shape the reality of how people think about business and how they behave in organizations. Mere entertainment? We think not.
General Motors has put the brakes on the establishment of a Christian employee group, while permitting several other affinity groups to be created. This is dangerous precedent for several reasons.
Would Jesus drive an SUV? A controversial ad campaign suggests that he wouldn’t – and that you shouldn’t either. Is this a legitimate interpretation of scripture or just more “eiseJesus”?
This month marks the release of the big screen version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, a $200 million gamble by Disney that evangelicals will turn out in huge numbers to see another Christian-friendly film. We should ensure that the gamble pays off. Hollywood is willing to step to our side in the culture wars, but only if we make it profitable for them to do so.