Sermon Series: Ministry in the Marketplace

More good stuff from the Faith and Work Collective this week: ideas from United Methodist pastor Chris Howlett for a sermon series on Biblical perspectives about everyday work. Especially helpful for preachers like me who are having trouble thinking about how to speak about this to parishioners. (Even though I work for a faith and [Read More…]

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Dear people in suits: On what it felt like to sit in the middle of a conference center and talk about Jesus

Dear people in suits, if you only knew what we had in this room. [Read more…]

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Households and economic injustice in the Old Testament

By Keith Reeves In the first part of this article we looked at how the family is foundational to property systems and economic flourishing in the Old Testament. The household was simultaneously a familial unit and an economic unit, and the connection between the two was of essential importance. In this second part, we will look [Read More…]

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Family, land, and households in the Old Testament

By Keith Reeves The connection between the family and ownership of land – economic production – is central to the Bible’s picture of social order. The household of biblical times was both a familial and economic unit. Today we tend to think of familial and economic relationships separately, which has profound implications for our society. [Read More…]

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NEWS: ReFrame in Prisons and Schools

Here’s our latest communication from the folks at ReFrame about their success in bringing work and life together. Dear Friends, The variety and diversity of the ReFrame stories we’re hearing are a huge encouragement to us. In Washington state, a retired consultant thought he’d try ReFrame with inmates at the Prison Ministry he volunteered with. The [Read More…]

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Christmas Truth in Star Wars

By Bill Peel Forty years ago Star Wars hooked millions of people and became part of American culture. With most of the original-and-aged cast, The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18. My expectations are high although the story line is unclear. While the special effects are spectacular, it was the Star Wars story— extreme [Read More…]

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