About Made to Flourish

Made to Flourish: A Pastors’ Network for the Common Good is dedicated to growing the numbers and influence of pastors and churches actively integrating faith, work, and economics for ministry that produces human flourishing.

Is business a predator, a cow, or a horse?

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That question is at the center of a new book reviewed by Drew Cleveland recently on Kern Pastors Network and called  Entrepreneurship and Human Flourishing.  As Drew says: Written with Christian college students and entrepreneurs in mind, Horst and Greer marry biblical wisdom with insightful data. Full of great quotes, biblical foundations, dozens of real world [Read More...]

Summer….um, fall…reading list

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Drew Cleveland posted an excellent summer reading list of books about faith and work over on the Kern Pastors Network blog the other day, which I’ve just bumped into.  While it may be too late to read them at the beach at this point, it’s still worth noting. Pack one into your bag to read [Read More...]

Three more ways to help the poor

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This is a subject our friends at the Kern Pastors Network blog talk about frequently, and they’ve just put up the final blog in their thought-provoking series on generational poverty (previous posts are at Generational Poverty, Engaging the Culture, Relationships, and Bankrolling Social Capital.)   In this post, pastor Kyle Bushre argues that the ultimate cure for poverty comes only from [Read More...]

Three ways to help the poor

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This is a subject our friends at the Kern Pastors Network blog talk about frequently, and they’ve just put up another good post on the issue. The post, by pastor Blaine Crawford, starts by talking about a great way his church connects work with everyday life and everyday ministry: Every month at Lakeview Community Church, [Read More...]

Is money power?

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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...]

Will we work in heaven?

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Have you ever thought about that question? Do you imagine work is something that heaven will finally free you from?  Josh Brumbaugh is wondering about the same thing over at the Kern Pastors Network blog: If work is solely part of this broken, fallen world we live in – a “have to,” rather than a [Read More...]


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