Business as moral community

Integrating faith with the demands of work is a challenge many Christians face. Two men with a lot of insight on faith, business ethics, integrity, and leadership recently sat down to discuss this challenge: Al Erisman of Seattle Pacific University and Bill Pollard, retired CEO of ServiceMaster and professor emeritus at Wheaton College. They recorded a video conversation about the God-honoring business model, thoughts on Peter Drucker, and the struggles of godly leaders in corporate management. [Read more...]


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From the archives: Christian creativity

If Christians are not actively working to transform and develop their world for the common good, they are not fulfilling their role as human beings (who were created to be creators) or as Christians (who are lights in a darkened world). [Read more...]


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Economic wisdom in 12 bullet points

By Drew Cleveland. Originally posted at the Kern Pastors Network Resources blog. People love lists!  We naturally categorize, organize, and label to cultivate order out of chaos. Even those who are disorganized find value in organization. This is one of the Creator’s strongest imprints on us. Perhaps more telling than we realize is one of [Read More...]


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Redeeming Work: Denver

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Denver is Redeeming Work’s third city and last in 2014. As a former frontier of the Western United States, this “mile-high city” is now a frontier to a new kind of working force. Diverse in industry, how does the city engage with culture through a meaningful work-life-and-faith balance? How can pastors support and help their [Read More...]


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“Shalom starts at home”: Housing problems, poverty, and how to change the world

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Recently, Comment magazine ran a two-part interview on their website with Jonathan Bradford, CEO of the  Inner City Christian Federation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in conjunction with their June issue on Christianity and the city. Many of us are interested in urban renewal and in alleviating poverty–but we don’t know where to start. Jonathan had plenty to [Read More...]


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What’s the path to human flourishing? An intriguing suggestion from Andy Crouch

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At Leadership Journal‘s Redeeming Work Twin Cities event yesterday, Andy Crouch winds up his thought-provoking opening talk with a magic (well, how about “providential”) formula for human flourishing through human work. Ready? Authority + Vulnerability = Flourishing More than any other creature, he argues, image bearers (humans) have Authority, and Vulnerability. Authority = capacity for [Read More...]


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