Charting Church LeadershipOur model for leadership is a pagan prostitute
What is a Canaanite prostitute from Jericho doing right next to "our father Abraham" as an example of "faith with deeds" in the best-known passage of the Biblical letter from James (2:14-28)?
David Rupert - Red Letter BelieversRobbed at Knifepoint. Could I give thanks?
Nearly 25 years ago, I was walking in a crowded street in Panama City, Panama while on assignment with the Air National Guard. It was broad daylight –and safe — so I thought. Suddenly, I saw a figure rushing at me from my peripheral vision, and then another from the opposite side. Before I knew [Read More...]
Work CitedReturning to the Horizon of Hope: Advent Devotionals
There are so many great new Advent devotionals, I can’t tell you about them all now — and, there are a number of equally wonderful, useful ones from other years about which I have to remind you. As a retailer, I just can’t bring myself to write about Christmas resources earlier in the fall — [Read More...]
Shrinking the CamelScared of Layoffs? Take Some Advice from Jesus.
Guest Blog posting today by Executive Leadership Coach, Dr. Stephen Payne. Even with a steady job, this recession is a real test of my faith. Just how will we all get through it? I know that some of the business leaders I coach are very worried about the future of their businesses. It seems that [Read More...]
(re)integrateSecular/Sacred Dualism is Destroying Our Mission
Miroslav Volf wrote, “All Christians have several gifts of the Spirit. Since most of these gifts can be exercised only through work, work must be considered a central aspect of Christian living… But what does the Spirit of God have to do with the mundane work of human beings? According to most Protestant theology, very [Read More...]
Shrinking the CamelAre You Feeling Stupid At Work? I’m Here to Help.
Several months ago I posted an article called, “It’s Okay to Feel Stupid Sometimes.” In it I said that sooner or later, most of us will eventually run into a situation where we are... [Read More]
David Rupert – Red Letter BelieversKneejerk: The Paris attacks are bad news for Christian refugees
With the terrible news of nearly 150 people killed in the Parisian terrorist attacks last week, the fate of thousands of Christian refugees from Syria and Iraq are further... [Read More]
OikonomiaThere is No Such Thing as ‘The Poor’
By Victor Claar With the recent news that Angus Deaton of Princeton University had won the economics Nobel, the question of how best to help the poor in developing nations takes on... [Read More]
Charting Church LeadershipLet’s talk US religion and politics … with charts!
Stereotypes aren’t the way to understand religion and politics in America—it’s too complicated for that! How should we respond to political and religious diversity? A great first... [Read More]
David Rupert - Red Letter Believers