“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...]

What you do when work fails to fulfill

Would I have enjoyed whatever I would have ended up doing 300 years ago? Perhaps. But regardless, I would have assurance in Christ, that no matter what I was doing, I could do it for him as part of his grand plan of redemption. [Read more...]

What the Image of God Means for Our Dignity and Work

Every person is created in the image of God, full of dignity, with unique talents and gifts to use for the glory of God in their work. One reason why so many Christians fail to discover their vocation is because they don’t fully understand what it means to be made in the image of God. [Read more...]

God’s good plan

How does the message of Genesis inform how we engage with the modern world? [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...]


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