From the archives: Good fruit, thorny endeavor

One of the great joys of serving The Kern Family Foundation as a regional director is gathering together with other Kern Pastors to wrestle with profound questions of life, ministry, and how the local church can be an agent of cultural change through the integration of faith, work, and economics. This past summer, we had the opportunity to do just that, meeting every other week over breakfast to discuss Tim Keller’s Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work— a brilliant and clear-headed discussion of how faith and work intersect. [Read more…]

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From the archives: Working on gratitude

One simple way to help people integrate faith, work, and economics is through gratitude. You do not need to wait until you have read three or four books on the subject, preached a sermon series, or attended the latest conference on these themes. You can begin by simply taking a moment to stop and consider what you are thankful for. Thankfulness often shows honor and respect for work performed. [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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A broken brave new world

​This week in the Patheos Public Square, Patheos has selected a few “resident experts” from across ​Patheos ​channels to contribute a short opinion piece about a significant trend or event in religion in America and reflect on its broader impact on society and culture.  ​ This post is part of the Faith and Work Channel’s contribution to that discussion. ​ [Read More…]

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Three more ways to help the poor

This is a subject our friends at the Kern Pastors Network blog talk about frequently, and they’ve just put up the final blog in their thought-provoking series on generational poverty (previous posts are at Generational Poverty, Engaging the Culture, Relationships, and Bankrolling Social Capital.)   In this post, pastor Kyle Bushre argues that the ultimate cure for poverty comes only from [Read More…]

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Three ways to help the poor

This is a subject our friends at the Kern Pastors Network blog talk about frequently, and they’ve just put up another good post on the issue. The post, by pastor Blaine Crawford, starts by talking about a great way his church connects work with everyday life and everyday ministry: Every month at Lakeview Community Church, [Read More…]

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