About Kern Pastors Network

The Kern Pastors Network is dedicated to growing the numbers and influence of pastors and churches that are actively integrating faith, work, and economics for ministry that produces human flourishing. Vocational pastoral ministry is a lifelong calling. By God’s grace, Kern Pastors will remain faithful to that calling by becoming, in increasing measure, pastors who are spiritually whole, relationally healthy, pastorally prepared, and culturally engaged.

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...]

How can we bridge the divide between our faith and our work?

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Bridging that gap is one of the main purposes of this blog.  And recently at the Kern Pastors Network site Aaron Brockmeier was thinking about the same question: Over the past year, through the encouragement of The Kern Family Foundation, I’ve been studying the integration of faith and work. I still have many questions, but [Read More...]

“Are we putting people on a nicer plane to hell?”

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Yes–I sat up too when I read that headline over at the Kern Pastors Network blog.  It was a sincere question asked to pastor Tom Olson who was recently participating in a forum on faith, work, and economics. He goes on to unpack the question–and his answer:  During a Q&A session, one man who was [Read More...]


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