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...]

Apprenticeship to Jesus

By Drew Cleveland, originally published at the KPN Resources blog “…Consider just your job, the work you do to make a living. This is one of the clearest ways possible of focusing upon apprenticeship to Jesus. To be a disciple of Jesus is, crucially, to be learning from Jesus how to do your job as [Read More...]

From the archives: Work-life balance and working moms

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Is achieving work-life balance possible? If so, how? [Read more...]

Great new post at Leadership Journal on seeing all of life as holy

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In an article called “My Three Seasons of Faith and Work”, pastor Matthew Woodley opens up about how he came to a holistic understanding of faith and work after some quite obvious wrong turns.  He divides his ministry into three “seasons”: The “naive engagement” of his first pastorate, where he immersed himself in small-town culture: [Read More...]

From the archives: What would Jesus do?

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“Topeka, Kansas, was in a severe economic recession when Sheldon arrived in 1889 to pastor the Central Congregational Church. To make his ministry relevant to the everyday needs of his parishioners and community, he asked his church for permission to devote twelve weeks to what he called ‘practical sociological studies,’ suspending most of his regular duties except for preaching on Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. A remarkable adventure ensued, taking him into every part of town to learn how others lived and worked.” [Read more...]

Which is a higher calling: building churches or building fences?

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Here’s another post in an occasional series about blue-collar work and meaning that we’re running here on MISSION:WORK. (You can read the first one here.)  Here a pastor and former fence-builder reflects on the differences between the two callings. By Jonathan Huddleston My first day of building fences, my boss took his workers aside during break. He [Read More...]


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