What are your goals for the coming year? They may be too small

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By Bill Peel In 1954, a young man accepted the call to become the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Over the next fourteen years he devoted his life to confronting racism in America and mobilized thousands of Americans to join him in non-violent civil disobedience to laws that were unjust to [Read More...]

Cleaning house

By Keith Reeves, professor of biblical studies, Azusa Pacific University The temple cleansing narrative, found in all four Gospels, is a fascinating story. And if popular appeals to the story are anything to go by, it appears to have contemporary relevance for the church. Given that a lot of Christians are talking about this passage [Read More...]

Going on vocation. Yes, Google, I said “vocation”

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Work is no vacation, right?  We have some good friends at Christian History Institute, as you know from previous posts, and they’ve just released a video exploring work as it was meant to be in God’s design.  Here’s what they have to say about it: Adam knew it, and you know it too. Ever since [Read More...]

[VIDEO] Faith@Work Summit: We have videos for you!

Some great and inspiring talks from the Faith@Work Summit have now been posted–including some from folks you’ve read on this channel. Here is Katherine Leary Alsdorf on why faith at work is important: Will Messenger on the big picture of God’s Word on work, in a talk also published as a Theology of Work Project [Read More...]

Visiting with Mary and Martha: What is the one thing?

By Ann Boyd Multi-tasking: there are days when I feel that I have taken that concept to a whole new level, tossing together the balls of household, work, school, and family, then whacking at them like a caged batter at a pitching machine. It’s usually not pretty, and at least one of those balls gets [Read More...]

Visiting with Mary and Martha: I need help

By Ann Boyd Books to read. Papers to write. Classes to prepare for. Clients to meet with. And just next week, there will likely be family — functional or dysfunctional — who would appreciate some undivided attention. How will it all get done? Is there anyone who can help with this situation? Let’s see what [Read More...]


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