How the incarnation and God’s sacramental presence in all creation put our everyday work in a new light

What follows is part of what ended up on the cutting-room floor when I handed in 6,000 words for a 3,500 feature on Christian thought about vocation in Leadership Journal. Since I still like it, I’m posting it here.  The Incarnation Luther and other Reformers certainly did advance Christian reflection on work and calling. But if [Read More…]

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A “Windex Cure” for America’s Moral Decline

By Bill Peel America is losing faith and becoming a secular nation — but I believe there’s a cure. Escalating racial discord, the ethical failure of leaders in public and private sectors, and the breakdown of traditional family values can, I believe, be traced back to the decreasing influence of faith on American life. Recent [Read More…]

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The pursuit of wealth is not neutral

More of our reports and analysis from the recent Acton University conference. Read the first seven posts here: The refreshing difference We can’t create heaven on earth “Don’t immanentize the eschaton” Is there really enough to go around? Letting our Jesus Freak flag fly Was Jesus a socialist? But what about sin? One of the [Read More…]

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What would Francis Asbury have done when faced with the #PewReport ?

Thanks to Christian History Institute for letting me reprint this. If you get CHI’s daily emails about this day in Christian history, you won’t have missed the fact that the June 4 quote is from a very popular person around here lately—Francis Asbury.  In it, he bemoans the state of religion in New England, at [Read More…]

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Groups help us go fast; teams help us go far

Most people participate in some form of a team or group on a regular basis. This happens through recreation in the realm of sports and clubs. This happens on the job as people come together to get things done within organizations. Although you likely have been part of both groups and teams in the past, [Read More…]

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Leadership and the discipline of silence

In this speedy world of words, leaders must learn how — and when — to use them, writes a Duke Divinity School New Testament scholar. This post was first published in Faith and Leadership.   We are awash in words. Never before in the history of the human race have so many words been so [Read More…]

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