Why Poor People Stay Poor

An article was published recently in Slate about this; it’s an excerpt from Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado.  Her point is that it’s hard to follow the good advice that exists about saving money when you have no money and no safety net. Thought-provoking. Check it out. One time I [Read More…]

VIDEO: Does God Care About the Work We Do?

Words of wisdom from Bonnie Wurzbacher about whether God cares about the work we do. Wurzbacher was at the time of this video Coca-Cola Company Senior Vice President, Global Customer Leadership and is now Chief Resource Development Officer at World Vision International. This is part of our ongoing feature in this space of clips from [Read More…]

The remarkable power of simply telling the truth

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. “O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!”–Sir Walter Scott The problem with lying is not that it is immoral so much as that it is not efficacious in business or in life. Research increasingly shows that [Read More…]

Praise God for the ministry of people who drive snowplows! #WinterStormJonas

  O ye Showers and Dew, bless ye the Lord: * praise him, and magnify him for ever. O ye Winds of God, bless ye the Lord: * praise him, and magnify him for ever. O ye Fire and Heat, bless ye the Lord: * praise him, and magnify him for ever. O ye Winter [Read More…]

Discover Your Destiny

By Bill Peel Do you ever have questions about your purpose? What you have to offer the world? Why you even exist in the first place? If so, you’re not alone. Most people are confused about their place and purpose in the world. They conclude that life just doesn’t make sense. But wait! Shouldn’t Christians [Read More…]

From the archives: Good fruit, thorny endeavor

One of the great joys of serving The Kern Family Foundation as a regional director is gathering together with other Kern Pastors to wrestle with profound questions of life, ministry, and how the local church can be an agent of cultural change through the integration of faith, work, and economics. This past summer, we had the opportunity to do just that, meeting every other week over breakfast to discuss Tim Keller’s Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work— a brilliant and clear-headed discussion of how faith and work intersect. [Read more…]