ETHICS & Transparency

Mark Driscoll’s Problems, and Ours

by Carl R. Trumanm, the Paul Woolley Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary

Excerpt: “The one thing that might have kept the movement together would have been strong, transparent public leadership that openly policed itself and thus advertised its integrity for all to see. Yet the most remarkable thing about the whole sorry saga, from the Jakes business until now, has been the silence of many of the men who present themselves as the leaders of the movement and who were happy at one time to benefit from Mark Driscoll’s reputation and influence. One might interpret this silence as an appropriate refusal to comment directly on the ministry of men who no longer have any formal connection with their own organizations.”

Read more at … http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/03/mark-driscolls-problems-and-ours

MORALS & Global Perspective

Worldwide, Many See Belief in God as Essential to Morality

Richer Nations Are Exception

Pew Research Center Survey Report

Is belief in God essential to morality?“Many people around the world think it is necessary to believe in God to be a moral person, according to surveys in 40 countries by the Pew Research Center. However, this view is more common in poorer countries than in wealthier ones…”

Read more at … http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/03/13/worldwide-many-see-belief-in-god-as-essential-to-morality/

ETHICS & How a Firm’s Ethical Failure Can Increase Employee Satisfaction

From Harvard Biz Review

“If a company responds vigorously to a breach in ethics, workers who witnessed the breach end up more satisfied with the firm than if no failure had occurred at all (4.55 versus 4.22 on a seven-point satisfaction scale), according to a study of more than 24,000 employees in 16 U.S. companies by Marshall Schminke of the University of Central Florida and colleagues.”

Read more at … http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/02/how-a-firms-ethical-failure-can-increase-employee-satisfaction/