What does faith and work mean to blue-collar workers?

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Recently on the Oikonomia Network, pastor Blaine Crawford pondered the white-collar orientation of many of his colleagues in the faith and work movement after returning from a recent conference: During the session, one of the speakers said that while we used to work to meet needs lower on this hierarchy, we now search for meaning, [Read More...]

Four ways to help people who are out of work

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Ever feel like a lot of conversation about faith and work is about people with good jobs and rewarding lives? So did pastor Trevor Lee: How do you approach faith, work, and economics with those who have little or no consistent work? As I move deeper into the conversation around faith, work, and economics, I’ve [Read More...]

How can I follow God in my work?

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Recently on the Kern Pastors Network blog Aaron Brockmeier reflected on his own foolishness.  Moving from a very dark time in college to a saving encounter with the Gospel, there was still something missing: When I heard the gospel of Jesus, it was like fresh water, reviving my soul. The campus ministry that shared Christ [Read More...]

The church–an employment agency?

What if we spent the same amount of time, effort, and resources helping a man or woman find and keep a job as we do handing out clothes on a Saturday morning? What would that do? [Read more...]

Relationships and generational poverty

One-way giving is no proof of interest in another person’s welfare. Relationships are real compassion. Suffering with our poor brothers and sisters through life together is the only real solution to end the cycle of generational poverty. [Read more...]

Engaging the culture

How does the middle-class church, with its high production values, strong work ethic, emphasis on appearance, and individualistic bent begin to engage, understand, befriend, include, and eventually value the contributions of the generationally poor and their culture? [Read more...]


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