How to choose a career: Advice from a Puritan pastor

Just because there’s a market for a particular line of work doesn’t mean we should do it for a career. The question Baxter makes us ask is strange for modern ears: is this job honorable? [Read more...]

A family affair: A post from a Kern pastor

It is a wonder that we bemoan the attitude of many adults toward work, yet neglect to instill a sense of the virtue of work when they are younger. It’s as though we believe human beings could somehow grow up carefree, without responsibility or an encouragement to pursue any type of labor, and then, when they hit adulthood, flip a switch that would leave them fulfilled in the work they must do. [Read more...]

Generational poverty: a post from a Kern pastor

The church cannot afford to engage the poor without understanding their culture. [Read more...]

My daughter’s life is in the hands of the Lord–and the American work ethic

“Many of God’s means for accomplishing his ends, probably most of them, involve the mediation of human culture. Two of these means particularly stand out to me with new clarity as I sit here awaiting news that will be life-changing, either for better or worse.” [Read more...]

Working and keeping in God’s “Oikos”

Work alone cannot describe economic activity in the Old Testament. Instead, “to work” and “to keep” must be considered together. Adam failed to be God’s farmer, but the founding of Israel’s priesthood restored the ability to show the world how to work and keep. [Read more...]

How to humanize the workplace

How can we participate in Christ’s nature and see the restoring work of Christ invade our broken workplaces? [Read more...]


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