Come and see Jesus

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So here we are at the “Come and See” conference hosted by Steve Garber’s Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture. And Steve opens up the conference by explaining to us the interesting title of the conference (with words to this effect – I don’t guarantee this is verbatim, though I use quotation marks): “My [Read More...]

“Come and see” Vocation conference; we’re coming and seeing for you

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Today your humble scribe and the Faith and Work channel’s senior editor Chris Armstrong are at The Washington Institute’s “Come and See” conference. We’re going to try to keep you up to date on the action. Stay tuned here, on Facebook, and Twitter for updates! [Read more...]

Why work?

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Yes, I wonder about that question too. One of the most famous musings on the subject was written by Dorothy L. Sayers–better known to many of us as the author of the Lord Peter Wimsey series of detective novels–over seventy years ago, in 1942. She wrote in a different time and place–wartime Britain, full of [Read More...]

A shout-out to a blog you should be reading

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If you haven’t paid a visit lately to a blog over on the Evangelical Channel, Cranach: The Blog of Veith (Christianity, Culture, Vocation), you probably should. First off, who is Gene Veith?  He is…. Provost and Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author [Read More...]

Where is God when you’re unemployed?

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Recently at On Faith, writer and university professor Halee Gray Scott talked about what happened to her family in the Great Recession: I was nine months pregnant when my husband, Paul, decided to quit his job in 2009 — right after the economy took a nosedive. The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its biggest single-day [Read More...]

What’s the path to human flourishing? An intriguing suggestion from Andy Crouch

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At Leadership Journal‘s Redeeming Work Twin Cities event yesterday, Andy Crouch winds up his thought-provoking opening talk with a magic (well, how about “providential”) formula for human flourishing through human work. Ready? Authority + Vulnerability = Flourishing More than any other creature, he argues, image bearers (humans) have Authority, and Vulnerability. Authority = capacity for [Read More...]


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