Each winter, my family goes to our orchard to carry out an ancient tradition.
Some Orthodox Christians in Russia have taken issue with Apple’s logo recently, seeing an anti-Christian symbol for humanity’s original sin in the image of a bitten fruit. It’s hard to believe that Apple execs conspired with their graphic designers to offend Christians, but these Russian conservatives got me thinking. If we did assign significance to the Apple logo, what might it mean?
Leaders in mainline denominational churches crave creativity, vision and success. We like to learn from other disciplines. But is Steve Jobs the best person to teach us?
Apple unveiled the iPad 3 last week; it's scheduled to be released today. On Sunday the company announced that pre-ordered devices were sold out. The news came weeks after Apple's annual shareholders' meeting, at which it reported that it has nearly $100 billion in cash. Amid its latest triumphs, the company continues to face criticism over labor practices at Foxconn and its other suppliers in China. While such allegations are not new, recent reports by This American Life and the New York Times have raised public awareness of long hours, low wages, cramped dormitories and hazardous working conditions that have resulted in deaths and injuries for Chinese employees.