“Who are you,” not just “What do you do?”

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The “Come & See” conference this week in Washington, DC was not just a place to glimpse the networks of interesting people and vocations connected to leader Steve Garber – it was also a place to hear how a newly vibrant focus on work and vocation is already permeating churches nationwide. From two members of [Read More...]

How can we bridge the divide between our faith and our work?

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Bridging that gap is one of the main purposes of this blog.  And recently at the Kern Pastors Network site Aaron Brockmeier was thinking about the same question: Over the past year, through the encouragement of The Kern Family Foundation, I’ve been studying the integration of faith and work. I still have many questions, but [Read More...]

Can you really trust anyone over 30?

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A little while ago James K. A. Smith wrote these words on the website of Comment magazine about his experience playing youth hockey in Canada: When you’re ten years old, you think this is just part of the furniture of the cosmos; something given, natural, and taken for granted—that Saturday morning clinics and Tuesday night practices are [Read More...]

How can you help the poor?

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Earlier this year on the Kern Pastors Network Drew Cleveland called attention to the book The Poverty of Nations by Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus, and to Greg Forster’s review of it on the Gospel Coalition’s website.  That review concluded, There is nothing wrong with writing a book about policy, of course; I’ve done the same [Read More...]

[VIDEO] How can we cross the political divide?

Recently on the Oikonomia Network author and Detroit pastor Chris Brooks shared an excerpt from his new book, Urban Apologetics: Why the Gospel is Good News for the City.  He reminded his readers, To those who are willing to put in the hard work of learning how to engage socially without compro­mising biblically will be given a [Read More...]

Economic Wisdom for the Church: Casting a Vision for Vocation

This free conference for pastors and their lay leaders will equip them through the integration of sound economic and Biblical principles to enrich their congregations with a robust theology of vocation.  Conference Highlights Keynote speaker, Tom Nelson, Senior Pastor at Christ Community Church in Leawood, KS and author of Work Matters:  Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work. Presenters include [Read More...]


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