Generational poverty: a post from a Kern pastor

The church cannot afford to engage the poor without understanding their culture. [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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Lessons from excavators: a post from a Kern Pastor

Every vocation is so dependent on the economy that if I’m going to pastor my people to think about their work biblically, I must see how their lives are intertwined with everyone else’s. [Read more...]


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Profit and religious liberty

Our inadequate theology of work and economics has encouraged our culture to think about religion in a way that forces it out of cultural life. [Read more...]


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Knowing your city’s story

You cannot tell humanity’s first story―the story of God’s rescue―without knowing your people’s second story ‒ their dominant, current reality with wants, hopes, desires, and dreams. [Read more...]


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Ready to work

When the economy is changing rapidly, those at the bottom of society can become disconnected from work. The cultural systems – family, schools, neighborhoods – that equip people with the mindset and social behaviors they need to work successfully are disrupted by economic change. The poor are the most likely to fall through the cracks. [Read more...]


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