Simple service: Some thoughts for #MaundyThursday

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By R. Dale Hale Last Saturday, I was privileged to play a very special role in our church’s observance of Palm weekend.  Saturday, we had an all day event that mimics VBS with crafts, music and a Bible lesson.  The Bible lesson is obviously about Palm Sunday.  I was asked to play the role of [Read More...]

From the archives: Vocation, the holy grail of corporate America

Five hundred billion dollars. That’s how much economists estimate the US economy loses every year due to employee disengagement. [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Do Legos matter to God?

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By Dan Anderson “Everything is awesome. Everything is cool when you’re part of a team. Everything is awesome when we’re living our dream!” If you have kids or grandkids and have seen the Lego Movie, you probably hate me right now for getting that crazy theme song stuck in your head again! But there’s a [Read More...]

From the archives: Blooming where you are planted

“You can “bloom” whether you work in a secular or Christian setting. It’s imperative that we stop thinking that “full time Christian service” is more godly than being a banker, a veterinarian, an engineer, a scientist or a [fill in the blank with your vocation].” [Read more...]

Christ the carpenter

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By Tim Soots, originally published at the KPN Resources blog Being a Reformed Christian, I am committed to the centrality of the mediatory work of Christ on our behalf. Christ stands as the perfect human who liberates humanity from sin and death and restores us to  a right relationship within the Trinity. To the best [Read More...]


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