Apprenticeship to Jesus

By Drew Cleveland, originally published at the KPN Resources blog “…Consider just your job, the work you do to make a living. This is one of the clearest ways possible of focusing upon apprenticeship to Jesus. To be a disciple of Jesus is, crucially, to be learning from Jesus how to do your job as [Read More...]

How do we understand our work in the light of our faith?

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We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! Work as a graced activity benefiting all I do think that the best place to start in [Read More...]

Christ the carpenter

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By Tim Soots, originally published at the KPN Resources blog Being a Reformed Christian, I am committed to the centrality of the mediatory work of Christ on our behalf. Christ stands as the perfect human who liberates humanity from sin and death and restores us to  a right relationship within the Trinity. To the best [Read More...]

Joy to the work: the Lord is come

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More on yesterday’s hymn. This post originally appeared at the blog of the Center for Faith and Work of LeTourneau University.   By Bill Peel Most Christians in the English-speaking world will sing Isaac Watts’ hymn, “Joy to the World” this Christmas season. Although Watts intended it as a celebration of Christ’s second coming, we’ve adopted it as [Read More...]

The heart behind “Why you hate work”

By Brian Gray Earlier this year, the New York Times helped you answer the question “Why You Hate Work.” But before you balk at that massive assumption, research by Gallup suggests that only 30% of Americans “feel engaged at work.” That drops to only 13% when the population extends internationally across a sample from 142 [Read More...]

Images of Thanksgiving

By Bill Droel Our image of Thanksgiving Day is influenced by famous paintings, including from 1915 The First Thanksgiving by Jean Louis Ferris (1893-1930) and from 1943 the still popular Four Freedoms by Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). These images serve a purpose even though they compress history and though celebrations in most homes are not as [Read More...]


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