The necessity of risk

By Petar Nenadov, originally published at the KPN Resources blog Several resources now exist that promote business as a means of alleviating poverty – “When Helping Hurts” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, “Toxic Charity” by Robert Lupton, and Poverty Cure by the Acton Institute, to name a few. Each resource acknowledges the usefulness of [Read More...]

John Wesley’s messages on work and economics


When we ran our recent series of  posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong, we accidentally missed this one. Ooops! Enjoy. If you want to read more of what Wesley had to [Read More...]

The craftsman and her environment: Work driven by an ethic of care


Here’s another post in an occasional series about blue-collar work and meaning that we’re running here on MISSION:WORK, this one from a farmer and college administrator. Read the first two posts here: “Does blue-collar work have any meaning?” and “Which is a higher calling: building churches or building fences?” By Stephen Milliken In his excellent [Read More...]

The story of markets and morals


By Bruce Baker In the months leading up to the crash of 2008, Chuck Prince, CEO of Citi, was asked to justify his firm’s bullish appetite for leveraged lending. He acknowledged the risk of an impending liquidity crunch, and yet explained that he really had no other option but to play along with the rest [Read More...]

Faith and work ministries


This extensive list was compiled by the Center for Faith and Work at LeTourneau University and originally appeared at their blog. Thanks, folks! Following is a list of ministries — local, national, and international — focused on faith and work. Although the Center for Faith & Work is familiar with most of these organizations, we [Read More...]

Apprenticeship to Jesus

By Drew Cleveland, originally published at the KPN Resources blog “…Consider just your job, the work you do to make a living. This is one of the clearest ways possible of focusing upon apprenticeship to Jesus. To be a disciple of Jesus is, crucially, to be learning from Jesus how to do your job as [Read More...]