Three more ways to help the poor

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This is a subject our friends at the Kern Pastors Network blog talk about frequently, and they’ve just put up the final blog in their thought-provoking series on generational poverty (previous posts are at Generational Poverty, Engaging the Culture, Relationships, and Bankrolling Social Capital.)   In this post, pastor Kyle Bushre argues that the ultimate cure for poverty comes only from [Read More...]

Three ways to help the poor

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This is a subject our friends at the Kern Pastors Network blog talk about frequently, and they’ve just put up another good post on the issue. The post, by pastor Blaine Crawford, starts by talking about a great way his church connects work with everyday life and everyday ministry: Every month at Lakeview Community Church, [Read More...]

“Who are you,” not just “What do you do?”

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The “Come & See” conference this week in Washington, DC was not just a place to glimpse the networks of interesting people and vocations connected to leader Steve Garber – it was also a place to hear how a newly vibrant focus on work and vocation is already permeating churches nationwide. From two members of [Read More...]

How can we bridge the divide between our faith and our work?

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Bridging that gap is one of the main purposes of this blog.  And recently at the Kern Pastors Network site Aaron Brockmeier was thinking about the same question: Over the past year, through the encouragement of The Kern Family Foundation, I’ve been studying the integration of faith and work. I still have many questions, but [Read More...]

Three ways Dallas Seminary is helping its students wrestle with issues of faith and work

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On the Oikonomia Network recently, Dallas Theological Seminary reported in on some ways they are helping students–who are training to be future pastors and church leaders–wrestle with the issues raised by 9-to-5 work. They include: Podcasts about faith and work. You can access these from DTS’ “The Table” website along with other resources about Christianity and [Read More...]

How can you help the poor?

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Earlier this year on the Kern Pastors Network Drew Cleveland called attention to the book The Poverty of Nations by Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus, and to Greg Forster’s review of it on the Gospel Coalition’s website.  That review concluded, There is nothing wrong with writing a book about policy, of course; I’ve done the same [Read More...]


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