Longing, ambition, and the life of faith

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This interview from The Gospel Coalition’s “TGCvocations column” caught our eye recently, since the book it talks about is one of the monthly features in the Patheos Book Club this month. Every week over at TGC Bethany Jenkins talks to someone about how they are living out their faith through their work.  A few weeks [Read More...]

“Is this not Joseph’s son, the blue-collar worker?” More from Tom Nelson at Redeeming Work (Twin Cities)

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Tom Nelson, pastor of metro Kansas City’s Christ Community Church and author of Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work, had plenty to tell us as we munched oversize muffins about what’s going on in Genesis 2. And it’s not, he said, what we commonly think of. Tom argued that Genesis 2 is a story about how humans [Read More...]

Tom Nelson at Redeeming Work (Twin Cities): Work is not just what we get paid for

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A highlight of the recent Redeeming Work Twin Cities conference was Tom Nelson, pastor of metro Kansas City’s Christ Community Church and author of Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work. Tom opened by telling a story on himself. At a posh benefit dinner, Tom had successfully avoided “outing himself” as a pastor until [Read More...]

Andy Crouch on why we can’t see the faith-work connection: “We’re missing chapters of our Bible.”

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Andy Crouch said something provocative (well, more than one thing provocative) at the Redeeming Work conference here in the Twin Cities yesterday. By way of explaining why today’s Christians have been so blind to the spiritual significance of everyday work, Andy made this blunt claim: “We are missing chapters of our Bible.” Huh? Really? Is [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...]

Made to make

Why do we all have “coursing through our veins, the desire to make something from nothing”? [Read more...]


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