April 26, 2011
John Stott at 90
InterVarsity Press is privileged to have been associated with the ministry of John Stott for over fifty years. His clear, balanced, sound perspective on Scripture and life has been filled with a grace and strength that seems rare in this era of extreme viewpoints and harsh rhetoric. As tomorrow marks his ninetieth birthday, I want to consider just one aspect of his character and vast influence.Continue reading "John Stott at 90"
April 19, 2011
Even if you have the most profound truths, you can still be profoundly boring. I was once on the pastoral search committee for our church and heard a sermon from a prospective candidate who delivered fourteen points. Yes, count ‘em, fourteen points! There has to be a better way, and there is.Continue reading "Dramatic Non-Fiction"
April 12, 2011
Merchants of Culture 5: Not All Digital Is Created Equal
The online subscription model has worked wonderfully for academic journals, as John Thomson summarizes in Merchants of Culture, becauseContinue reading "Merchants of Culture 5: Not All Digital Is Created Equal"
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April 5, 2011
Merchants of Culture 4: Publishers in the Middle
It’s easy to see the advantages of being a large publisher, as John B. Thompson chronicles in Merchants of Culture. (The first in this series is here.) It’s the economies of scale—consolidating business operations, having the size to field a sales team, having clout with suppliers and retailers, accumulating cash flow for big projects, having the ability to absorb losses from a big investment that goes bust, and being able to invest in IT.
And on reflection, we can see that despite the vulnerabilities of being small, there are advantages too.Continue reading "Merchants of Culture 4: Publishers in the Middle"
Posted by Andy Le Peau at 8:10 AM