At the #AsburyProject today

…a great gathering of folks at Asbury Seminary and Asbury University in Wilmore, KY around issues of social entrepreneurship and the integration of faith and economics. Catch all the action in real time on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PatheosFthWork  (and follow us on Twitter while you’re at it.) You can read the posts I wrote about last year’s [Read More…]

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37 Barriers to Change

Change is an unavoidable reality in organizational life. Like death and taxes, change is part of life whether we like it or not. Continuity & Change One of the key thought leaders on managerial theory in the 20th century was Peter Drucker. Peter Drucker regularly emphasized the importance balancing continuity and change in thriving organizations. [Read More…]

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“Their prayer is concerned with their trade:” attempts to separate church and real life go WAY back

I bumped into this passage from the Apocrypha (Ecclesiasticus 38, to be specific) yesterday. Looks like the tension between head-work and hand-work, and between church-work and everyday-work, goes back a long way.  And looks like somebody could have used some reminding that sustaining the structure of the world is important. 24 Leisure gives the scribe [Read More…]

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4 Radical Ideas About Evangelism

By Bill Peel (read Bill’s debate with Progressive Christian Channel blogger John Shore here.) When we forget the importance of the workplace to God’s plans, the cause of Christ suffers. This is both biblically and historically true. Thankfully, Christians worldwide are beginning to understand the tactical significance of the workplace to God’s Kingdom plans. In [Read More…]

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For #allsaints: the ultimate goal of our faith and work

For all the saints, who from their labors rest, Who Thee by faith before the world confessed, Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blessed. Alleluia, Alleluia! Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress and their Might; Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well fought fight; Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true Light. Alleluia, Alleluia! [Read More…]

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What do faith and work have to do with #Halloween ?

That question was answered for me profoundly by an interview that appeared on our channel last year over at The High Calling called “Serving God in the business of death.” Funeral director Caleb Wilde, who blogs at Confessions of a Funeral Director, had some penetrating things to say to Christine Scheller about his occupation, and [Read More…]

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