A Place for Conversation

The Stead Center for Ethics and Values seeks to be a place for conversation on relevant, current, critical justice issues. This site is a platform […]



Interview with an Author

Hannah Stolze, an InStead Editor-at-Large, has written a new book, Wisdom-Based Business: Applying Biblical Principles and Evidence-Based Research for a Purposeful and Profitable Business. At […]

By Hannah Stolze and Brent Waters

Corona Hermeneutics 2: Interpretive Frameworks

Editor’s note: For Corona Hermeneutics Part 1, see article linked to the left. The world is in the grip of a Coronavirus “pandemic.” Prominent political […]

By Jens Zimmermann

Missional Congregations for a New Moral Landscape

The revivalistic style of evangelism originally popularized in the United States during the Second Great Awakening is no longer effective in much of North America. […]

By Mark R. Teasdale

“Me, I Do Wed”

Erika Anderson slowly made her way down the makeshift aisle atop an apartment building on an overcast, windswept summer evening in New York City, with […]

By Todd T. Daly

A Reflection on a Psalm Integrating Worship and Work

Psalm 9:7-10 The Lord reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment. He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity. […]

From Tech Critique to Ways of Living: Neil Postman was right. So what?

In his article, “From Tech Critique to Ways of Living,” Alan Jacobs writes that a number of authors have written some cogent descriptions of menace […]

By Alan Jacobs


The Virus has made it clear: Fear rules our lives inordinately. A friend related how, after months of isolation, she ventured out to a special-occasion […]

By Victor Lee Austin

Trusting Scientists in the Covid Pandemic

The Covid pandemic is a social transformation unparalleled in my lifetime – and I am not a young man. It appears to be a perfect […]

By John H. Evans