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Conscience: Morality, Change, and Social Responsibility 2 Comments Read more »

Conscience: Morality, Change, and Social Responsibility

Why we need to join forces with the government By Joseph Ellis The following statement may sound odd, especially coming from a former pastor, but here it goes: Lately, I’ve been developing a sense of social conscience and societal responsibility. This sounds weird coming from…


Tales of a Former Crusader: Acts in the Name of Jesus Leave a comment Read more »

Tales of a Former Crusader: Acts in the Name of Jesus

Adventures in Evangelism By Joseph Ellis A friend and I were recently reflecting on our evangelistic experiences. He recalled a time as a young adult when he and a Christian friend felt compelled to “witness” to the women who would be attending an upcoming Chippendales…


God Blesses the Good Marketer Leave a comment Read more »

God Blesses the Good Marketer

Marketing success as a sign of God’s blessing in a free market culture. By Joseph Ellis There has been a pervasive myth in Protestantism that sprouted up in Europe shortly after denominationalism really started taking root, but has grown to full maturity in the United…


Religion: I'll buy that. 2 Comments Read more »

Religion: I’ll buy that.

Free Markets, Church, and Faith By Joseph Ellis I live in a small town in the state of Utah. I’m talking small, about 10,000 people. It’s called Heber, named after the Mormon apostle Heber Kimball; and its located east of the Salt Lake valley in…


Marketing & Religion: Incompatible Bedfellows Leave a comment Read more »

Marketing & Religion: Incompatible Bedfellows

Why Religion Shouldn’t Get Into Marketing: Reason #1 By Joseph Ellis It’s marketing 101: “The well marketed business is completely customer focused. They identify what the customer wants or needs, and then supply it at a price the customer is prepared to pay. … It…


Impotent Faith: Where is Christian America in Matters of Injustice? Leave a comment Read more »

Impotent Faith: Where is Christian America in Matters of Injustice?

Where is Justice? By Joseph Ellis I hear two sides of Christian faith predominantly being expressed these days. The first has to do with Christianity being an inward experience that changes people from the inside out. The second is what was once called the “Moral…


Conflicted Feelings About Church. 4 Comments Read more »

Conflicted Feelings About Church.

How Then Shall We Live? By Joseph Ellis Just a couple years ago I could not have imagined being a person who does not belong to a church. It’s amazing how a series of events can transpire to where all of a sudden you’re in…


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