Out of the Comfort Zone: Responding to VanderVeen’s Radical, Reformed Christian Rejoinder

  • Richard J. Martinez


I very much appreciate Steve VanderVeen’s willingness and enthusiasm in taking the time to expand the discussion of how we bring God’s Truth into the business classroom (2004, pp. 7-13). By laying out a relatively radical viewpoint in which the Reformed framework of redeeming a fallen creation takes center stage, VanderVeen leads us to either move out of our economic comfort zones or to figure out why we might not want to. I would like simply in this response to point out some of the areas of discomfort we might encounter when considering this perspective and how things might “play” in the Christian classroom.
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