Three things dessert can tell you about God

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Besides making me hungry, this recent post by Bethany Jenkins at the Gospel Coalition was also good food for thought.  It’s the introduction to a series TGC ran over there a couple of months ago about what pastry chefs do and what God has to do with it:  (1) theological framework, (2) food sourcing, (3) consumer [Read More...]

What do you do when God seems absent from your work?

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The Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics has been reflecting on that question over at their blog: What should our response be when we don’t feel like Jesus Christ is present in our work? Many tasks feel wholly separate from Christ’s great commission in our lives. Our jobs often feel mundane or lacking in holy [Read More...]

Will we work in heaven?

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Have you ever thought about that question? Do you imagine work is something that heaven will finally free you from?  Josh Brumbaugh is wondering about the same thing over at the Kern Pastors Network blog: If work is solely part of this broken, fallen world we live in – a “have to,” rather than a [Read More...]

Three key lessons about busyness

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We’re all busy, right? Yeah, me too. But I was pulled up short a few days ago by this post on the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Vitae blog by Allison M. Vaillancourt: I work with someone who begins every conversation by telling me how busy she is. I don’t mean some conversations, or most conversations; I mean every [Read More...]

What does “faith and work” mean?

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This blog, and this whole channel at Patheos, are meant to help highlight helpful resources and thought-provoking questions coming out of what has broadly been described as the “faith and work” movement.  But what does the phrase mean? Does it mean that faith and work are the same thing? Does it mean “faith and works?”  Greg [Read More...]

Three things you probably didn’t know about the working world

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….according to Owen Strachan of Kern Pastors Network, who recently published a three-part series over on the KPN blog trying to reframe our perspective on a few things. Here are his thoughts: 1) Work is Good. A fan of “The Office,” Owen notes that in his fandom he may have been taking in a warped [Read More...]


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