Today, at noon Apple Inc. will have its annual shareholder meeting. Apple is typically by sheer aggregate value the largest corporation on planet Earth. Its market cap rivals the economic output of entire nation-states, which probably understates its influence since its technological innovations have, for good or for ill, influenced pretty much any human being who doesn’t live in a yurt or mud hut.
And yet, we Christians have not seen Apple and companies like it as a zone of engagement, a place to assert the Christian worldview. This is true even though many Christians own stock in the company. Given the demographics of evangelical Christians, including average age and the demographics of the stock ownership class, the overlaps are extensive.
In short, Christians own Apple, and that means that we are in charge of it.