The church–an employment agency?

What if we spent the same amount of time, effort, and resources helping a man or woman find and keep a job as we do handing out clothes on a Saturday morning? What would that do? [Read more...]

The best kind of redistribution

Is your community waiting for enterpreneurship like this? [Read more...]

Talented but unemployed? God may be calling you to grubby, unglamorous work

The Creator made us in his image to be creative, and any kind of creative labor–even creating clean bathrooms out of dirty ones–is honorable work in the eyes of God. And God’s eyes see clearer and further than anyone’s. [Read more...]

Generational poverty: a post from a Kern pastor

The church cannot afford to engage the poor without understanding their culture. [Read more...]

Work and the American Character

Over the Labor Day 2013 weekend, columnist Peggy Noonan wrote about “Work and the American Character.” Her column points to the critical connection between the spiritual value of work and the moral strength of our culture. Unfortunately, in her search for a beacon of hope that can point us back toward the dignity of work, she neglects the church in favor of less promising possibilities. [Read more...]


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