How do you measure a mindset?

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While these thoughts were originally addressed to members of the Oikonomia Network, there are implications for many other folks as well about what we measure and how we measure it.  The assessment system profiled in this article was selected by the Oikonomia Network Advisory Committee as a “helpful model” for network faculty to consider.  The [Read More...]

Evangelical Theological Society: Economic Justice session

For those attending the Evangelical Theological Society meeting, here is an opportunity to discuss faith, work and economics: Come hear Darrell Bock and Anthony Bradley address “Economic Justice and the Mission of the Church” at this year’s meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society!  Lunch is free, and so is the exchange of ideas in this [Read More...]

A broken brave new world

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​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...]

Three ways Dallas Seminary is helping its students wrestle with issues of faith and work

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On the Oikonomia Network recently, Dallas Theological Seminary reported in on some ways they are helping students–who are training to be future pastors and church leaders–wrestle with the issues raised by 9-to-5 work. They include: Podcasts about faith and work. You can access these from DTS’ “The Table” website along with other resources about Christianity and [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...]

What does faith and work mean to blue-collar workers?

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Recently on the Oikonomia Network, pastor Blaine Crawford pondered the white-collar orientation of many of his colleagues in the faith and work movement after returning from a recent conference: During the session, one of the speakers said that while we used to work to meet needs lower on this hierarchy, we now search for meaning, [Read More...]


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