Archives for July 2014

How does God guide college students?

Much of this recent blog post by Stephen Rankin, the chaplain at Southern Methodist University, is about what it means to be a church-related school….if that doesn’t mean required chapel, or having a certain number of trustees come from a certain denomination, but something bigger: But this description tells us next to nothing about the [Read More…]

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God has been calling all of us all along

From our friends at Christian History Institute comes a wonderful new resource: an issue of Christian History Magazine on vocation and calling from Biblical times to our own day: Did you know that dramatic calls by God in the Bible are actually pretty rare? That the early church refused to baptize actors unless they quit the [Read More…]

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Sometimes heaven meets earth in a hamburger: more from “Come and See”

Is there a Christian way to make and sell hamburgers? Meet Hans Hess, founder/owner of Elevation Burger. The “Come and See” conference of this past week became a “taste and see” event when we headed for Hans’s burger joint down the street from The Falls Church Anglican Church’s original site, on S. Washington St. in [Read More…]

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Is money power?

A new post from Greg Forster over at the Kern Pastors Network blog asks us to think about that question.  Greg is responding to the “widespread chatter” about a recent book on capitalism by Thomas Piketty (we talked about the book a few weeks ago in this very space.) Greg begins by noting, The widespread [Read More…]

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Three things dessert can tell you about God

Besides making me hungry, this recent post by Bethany Jenkins at the Gospel Coalition was also good food for thought.  It’s the introduction to a series TGC ran over there a couple of months ago about what pastry chefs do and what God has to do with it:  (1) theological framework, (2) food sourcing, (3) consumer [Read More…]

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“Who are you,” not just “What do you do?”

The “Come & See” conference this week in Washington, DC was not just a place to glimpse the networks of interesting people and vocations connected to leader Steve Garber – it was also a place to hear how a newly vibrant focus on work and vocation is already permeating churches nationwide. From two members of [Read More…]

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