How is Your Halo?

By Mike Coyner How is your halo? I don’t mean the circle of light surrounding your head, as displayed by many artists in the Middle Ages to identify saints of the Lord. No, I mean the “halo” in terms of your immediate physical surroundings – roughly one yard in each direction around you like a [Read More…]

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A brass-tacks, real-world theology of work and vocation

We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! The current series of posts (starting here) has been sketching a theological understanding of work and vocation, [Read More…]

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What the Image of God Means for Our Dignity and Work

Every person is created in the image of God, full of dignity, with unique talents and gifts to use for the glory of God in their work. One reason why so many Christians fail to discover their vocation is because they don’t fully understand what it means to be made in the image of God. [Read more…]

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Pastors, seminary students, and economics

Why do pastors need to know all that much about economics? My friend and writing partner, Austin Hill, tells the story of a conference he attended as a graduate student where the facilitator posed the provocative question, “Can somebody name for me one area of our lives that has nothing to do with economics?” The group was silent for more than a few moments, as many pondered this for the first time. [Read more…]

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