Change the equation

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By Kyle Bushre, originally posted at Kern Pastors Network Resources blog Here’s a little cultural word math that appears to be axiomatic in today’s young, Christian marketplace of ideas: Non-profit = God-honoring, Profit = Self-honoring. The logic runs something like this: God has called us to do great things for him, and the way to [Read More...]

Forcing people to seek happiness in the wrong places

By Jake Belder; originally posted on his blog. Dorothy Sayers, in her essay, ‘Why Work?’, is highly critical of economies that are based solely on production and consumption, and in particular, how they negatively affect our conception of work. Writing from the viewpoint of wartime Britain, she observes that reckless consumption has so thoroughly devalued [Read More...]

Seven days of work make one week

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This is the fourth in a series of ten posts featuring artwork from the Christians in the Visual Arts exhibit, “Work: Curse or Calling?” Many thanks to Margot Rogers and CIVA for allowing us to feature these beautiful, intriguing, and challenging pieces here at MISSION:WORK.  Please check out CIVA’s website for more information on scheduling [Read More...]

Follow us on Twitter! Here are some of the neighbors you’ll have

A while ago I promised on our Twitter feed to feature our 500th follower here. Lo and behold, we’re now over 600 followers, and I am only just getting around to it. So….I was an English major, so check my math, but as far as I can tell: Our 500th follower was Keri Wyatt Kent, [Read More...]

Great new post at Leadership Journal on seeing all of life as holy

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In an article called “My Three Seasons of Faith and Work”, pastor Matthew Woodley opens up about how he came to a holistic understanding of faith and work after some quite obvious wrong turns.  He divides his ministry into three “seasons”: The “naive engagement” of his first pastorate, where he immersed himself in small-town culture: [Read More...]

Joy to the (working) world

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This is the third in a series of ten posts featuring artwork from the Christians in the Visual Arts exhibit, “Work: Curse or Calling?” Many thanks to Margot Rogers and CIVA for allowing us to feature these beautiful, intriguing, and challenging pieces here at MISSION:WORK.  Please check out CIVA’s website for more information on scheduling [Read More...]


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