Songs of Thankfulness and Praise: A hymn about God at work in the world for #Epiphany

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1. Songs of thankfulness and praise, Jesus, Lord, to thee we raise, manifested by the star to the sages from afar; branch of royal David’s stem in thy birth at Bethlehem; anthems be to thee addressed, God in man made manifest. 2. Manifest at Jordan’s stream, Prophet, Priest and King supreme; and at Cana, wedding-guest, [Read More...]

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The Two Messengers

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Originally published at Ithilien. Perhaps to the clear-eyed angel There was nothing in the word he brought but glory: Infinite splendor in a point of flesh, Bursting, breaking through the veil of blood and mucus, Passing through a narrow gate To fill creation with redoubled light. Only the old man, his rheumy eyes Blurred with [Read More...]

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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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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...]

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Jesus the incarnate worker God

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! In the last post, we looked briefly at the story and doctrine of Creation – what it [Read More...]

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Come and see Jesus

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So here we are at the “Come and See” conference hosted by Steve Garber’s Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture. And Steve opens up the conference by explaining to us the interesting title of the conference (with words to this effect – I don’t guarantee this is verbatim, though I use quotation marks): “My [Read More...]

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