A “Theology of Work” in 12 bullet points

By Drew Cleveland. Originally posted at the Kern Pastors Network Resources blog. This pastors network is “dedicated to growing the numbers and influence of pastors and churches that are actively integrating faith, work, and economics for ministry that produces human flourishing“. The “theology of work movement” has produced a wide range of excellent resources to [Read More...]

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: News to challenge and encourage about faith and work

So many great articles are crossing my desk that your humble scribe doesn’t have time to write a whole post about each and every one of them. But you ought to know about them…so I’m starting a Monday roundup of great articles that are worth your time to read, ponder, share, or even argue with.  [Read More...]

Seven days of work make one week

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This is the fourth in a series of ten posts featuring artwork from the Christians in the Visual Arts exhibit, “Work: Curse or Calling?” Many thanks to Margot Rogers and CIVA for allowing us to feature these beautiful, intriguing, and challenging pieces here at MISSION:WORK.  Please check out CIVA’s website for more information on scheduling [Read More...]

Why vacation isn’t just a means to make you work better when you get back

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We recently ran a post talking about how Americans don’t take enough vacation.  On the heels of that, Mark Galli of Christianity Today pointed us towards a helpful essay on the Christianity Today website called “Sabbath is Not a Means to More Productive Work.” Author David Zahl begins by noting the huge market in the [Read More...]

Why not take some time off?

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So, I read this article over a year ago and I still haven’t been able to forget it.  In today’s blogosphere, that almost counts as a classic….so I decided it was worth sharing with you all. It’s an opinion piece by tax lawyer Kelly Phillips Erb, and she begins by musing: In my first real [Read More...]

Amazon, Kmart, and the moral limits of shopping

Human beings, with our diversity of gifts, talents, and dispositions, were created to, as Adam Smith put it, “truck, barter, and exchange.” In other words, we were made to trade. But we were not created to be constantly trucking, bartering, and exchanging. That’s the central truth about humanity that the commandment concerning Sabbath rest communicates. [Read more...]


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