The contemplative contribution

We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! The contemplative vs. the active life A key moment in Christian thought about economic work came in [Read More...]

The heart behind “Why you hate work”

By Brian Gray Earlier this year, the New York Times helped you answer the question “Why You Hate Work.” But before you balk at that massive assumption, research by Gallup suggests that only 30% of Americans “feel engaged at work.” That drops to only 13% when the population extends internationally across a sample from 142 [Read More...]

Early Christianity and everyday work

We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! Having laid a biblical basis for thinking about work, I’d like to take us now on something [Read More...]

A brass-tacks, real-world theology of work and vocation

We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! The current series of posts (starting here) has been sketching a theological understanding of work and vocation, [Read More...]

First Sunday of Advent: a poem

Grace Sky

This poem is shared here as part of a Patheos-wide series of Advent meditations. Read the others here. Anything Useful If you came to church for anything useful today, forget it. Anything practical: three points to help you in the Monday workplace, two tips for witnessing to your coworkers, five guides to a good marriage. [Read More...]

Justice in #Ferguson

(Originally published in September 2014 at the KPN Resources blog.) I recently was asked a truly startling question while giving a talk on the church and economics. It was a question that shows how some efforts to speak out for justice can actually undermine justice. If we misidentify the source of injustice, we will not [Read More...]


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