Helping and Not Hurting

Spiritual maturity as leaders requires us to know how to help just enough not to be hurtful, and we also need to know how to lead just enough not to take leadership away from others. [Read more…]

Are you working for the Pharaoh?

I love the Faith and Work Collective over at Asbury Seminary’s Seedbed. Yes, I’m an Asbury alum, so I’m biased, but I feel like I consistently find quality faith/work/vocation stuff there from a Wesleyan perspective. Here’s two recent posts you might like (one opinion, one statistics): Working for Pharaoh: (and by the way, I have [Read More…]

Don’t Shrink the Church or the Gospel

By Mike Coyner Acts Chapter 20 records that Paul gathered the leaders of the church at Ephesus to say farewell before he left, knowing he would go to Rome and his likely death. In his farewell to them, he reminds them that he gave everything for the Gospel and for the churches. He says he [Read More…]

Wisdom from Galatians for the Anxious Us

This post is a contribution to the Patheos Book Club on God Unbound: Wisdom from Galatians for the Anxious Church. Perhaps one of the signs of middle age is that your friends suddenly start writing books. I first met Elaine Heath in the early 2000’s when she and I were both receiving fellowships from an [Read More…]

We’re made to work

People are called to work, not just to provide for themselves, but to help the world flourish, says the collaborator on Timothy Keller’s book “Every Good Endeavor.” This post originally appeared at Faith & Leadership. People work for a variety of reasons: money, security, power, success. But work — at least, from the perspective of [Read More…]

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From the archives: Good fruit, thorny endeavor

One of the great joys of serving The Kern Family Foundation as a regional director is gathering together with other Kern Pastors to wrestle with profound questions of life, ministry, and how the local church can be an agent of cultural change through the integration of faith, work, and economics. This past summer, we had the opportunity to do just that, meeting every other week over breakfast to discuss Tim Keller’s Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work— a brilliant and clear-headed discussion of how faith and work intersect. [Read more…]