Are there any who are devout lovers of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Are there any who are grateful servants? Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord! Are there any weary with fasting? Let them now receive their wages! If any have toiled from the first hour, let [Read More…]

The resurrection of the body in our work

By Nathan Hitchcock Note: This article is part of a series that considers various ways our work anticipates, in the present, the future reality of the consummated Kingdom. The entire series was originally published at Die Evangelischen Theologen, from which this version was adapted and published at Oikonomia Network. When Christians go to work, they [Read More…]

This joyful #Eastertide

Words by George R. Woodward This joyful Eastertide, away with care and sorrow! My Love, the Crucified, hath sprung to life this morrow. Had Christ, that once was slain, ne’er burst his three-day prison, our faith had been in vain; but now is Christ arisen, arisen, arisen, arisen. Death’s flood hath lost its chill, since [Read More…]

#HolySaturday: Silence while God redeems all

One of the greatest sermons ever written on what this day means, written in Greek in the fourth century by an unknown author. Found numerous places on the Internet: the first one I bumped into was here.   Something strange is happening—there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The [Read More…]

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: More news to challenge and encourage about faith and work

A Monday roundup of great articles that are worth your time to read, ponder, share, or even argue with.  This week’s list: Luther on Changing a Baby’s Diaper: A classic read from Luther via Gene Veith at Cranach on why fathers changing diapers (mothers, too!) is holy. It’s Not All About You: From the Patheos [Read More…]

How do I find Jesus at work?

Our friends at the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture recently posted some thoughtful reflections from Madison Perry on what believing in the resurrection means–and how it makes a difference as we struggle with the everyday issues of work and life: An eye for beauty enhances our appreciation of life’s tragedy, and gives the tragic [Read More…]