More from Tom Nelson at Redeeming Work (Twin Cities): Picturing parishioners in their cubicles

"Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world,from everlasting to everlasting you are God."

Tom Nelson, pastor of metro Kansas City’s Christ Community Church and author of Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work, talked a lot at the Redeeming Work event about the robust theology of everyday work his congregation has tried to cultivate….and you can read about it in my two previous posts on his talk, here and here. But that’s not [Read More...]

“Is this not Joseph’s son, the blue-collar worker?” More from Tom Nelson at Redeeming Work (Twin Cities)

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Tom Nelson, pastor of metro Kansas City’s Christ Community Church and author of Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work, had plenty to tell us as we munched oversize muffins about what’s going on in Genesis 2. And it’s not, he said, what we commonly think of. Tom argued that Genesis 2 is a story about how humans [Read More...]

Tom Nelson at Redeeming Work (Twin Cities): Work is not just what we get paid for

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A highlight of the recent Redeeming Work Twin Cities conference was Tom Nelson, pastor of metro Kansas City’s Christ Community Church and author of Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work. Tom opened by telling a story on himself. At a posh benefit dinner, Tom had successfully avoided “outing himself” as a pastor until [Read More...]

What’s the path to human flourishing? An intriguing suggestion from Andy Crouch

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At Leadership Journal‘s Redeeming Work Twin Cities event yesterday, Andy Crouch winds up his thought-provoking opening talk with a magic (well, how about “providential”) formula for human flourishing through human work. Ready? Authority + Vulnerability = Flourishing More than any other creature, he argues, image bearers (humans) have Authority, and Vulnerability. Authority = capacity for [Read More...]

Andy Crouch on why we can’t see the faith-work connection: “We’re missing chapters of our Bible.”

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Andy Crouch said something provocative (well, more than one thing provocative) at the Redeeming Work conference here in the Twin Cities yesterday. By way of explaining why today’s Christians have been so blind to the spiritual significance of everyday work, Andy made this blunt claim: “We are missing chapters of our Bible.” Huh? Really? Is [Read More...]

How God made us to “make something of the world” (Andy Crouch at Redeeming Work Twin Cities, part II)

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Redeeming Work Twin Cities was full of pleasant surprises for me. For one thing, I’m a longtime fan of Ken Myers, founder/interviewer at Mars Hill Audio Journal. So I perked up when Andy Crouch used Ken’s concise definition of culture: “What human beings make of the world—in both senses.” The two senses, explained Andy, are [Read More...]


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