Assembling culture

By Christ John Otto, adapted from a mailing to the Belonging House ministry in greater Boston. Has God ever told you that your vision is too small?  I have been working on a book about the most overlooked person in the Bible–Bezalel.  The things that I have learned about this prophet who made the Ark [Read More...]

Change the equation


By Kyle Bushre, originally posted at Kern Pastors Network Resources blog Here’s a little cultural word math that appears to be axiomatic in today’s young, Christian marketplace of ideas: Non-profit = God-honoring, Profit = Self-honoring. The logic runs something like this: God has called us to do great things for him, and the way to [Read More...]

Forcing people to seek happiness in the wrong places

By Jake Belder; originally posted on his blog. Dorothy Sayers, in her essay, ‘Why Work?’, is highly critical of economies that are based solely on production and consumption, and in particular, how they negatively affect our conception of work. Writing from the viewpoint of wartime Britain, she observes that reckless consumption has so thoroughly devalued [Read More...]

More news from the Boston Summit

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We just ran into this post on Sapientia, the blog of the Carl F. Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  Like us, blogger Constantine Campbell was at the Boston Faith@Work Summit; he shares his reflections on several of the talks, but particularly on the amazing talk by Cheryl Broetje (which blew [Read More...]

[VIDEO] How do we make culture without it making us?

A great talk on this was posted some time ago on the website of Dallas Theological Seminary, where Darrell Bock of DTS sat down to chat with Andy Crouch of Christianity Today to talk about what culture means. Can you ever leave culture behind? How can you transform it without letting it transform you? How can [Read More...]

Building trails, building relationships


Duke University’s Faith and Leadership blog always has some good thoughts for leaders in both churches and workplaces. A recent story there by Jason Byassee told the story of how one church and community came together to help both flourish  by building a community trail. Here’s the beginning of the story from Jason: I don’t know what [Read More...]