On work-life balance and not going to the Asbury Project

  Some of you may remember how for the last two years I’ve spent some time at a conference called the Asbury Project.  It’s a two-day conference focusing on social entrepreneurship and featuring a business plan competition by college and seminary, and it’s held in part at my seminary alma mater, which is less than [Read More…]

Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions

We just ran into this fascinating article at The Atlantic (it’s a couple years old, but it’s been going around Facebook, so that makes it new again, right?) It argues that poverty actually causes changes in the way the brain operates: Science published a landmark study concluding that poverty, itself, hurts our ability to make [Read More…]

The Peculiar Loneliness of the Entrepreneur

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. Lonely. God, that word sounds pathetic. It’s not the first thing that comes to mind when pondering the entrepreneur. In fact, I don’t believe I’ve read any articles specifically about loneliness and the entrepreneur, yet I believe it’s a reality that exists [Read More…]

Challenges and ideas: a report from the first annual National Faith and Work Association Meeting

By Mikel Del Rosario A Report from the National Faith and Work Association Inaugural Annual Gathering – Oct 22-23, 2015 The gathering was held at the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership on the beautiful campus of Charleston Southern University. I attended as a representative of the Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Engagement at [Read More…]

From the archives: [VIDEO] God’s good plan

How does the message of Genesis inform how we engage with the modern world? [Read more…]

John McKnight: Low-income communities are not needy — they have assets

This interview comes to us from Duke Divinity School’s blog Faith & Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.  Read some more interviews with folks pursuing community development along these lines in our recent Community Development Forum. People who want to help low-income communities should see them as “half-full glasses” — places with [Read More…]