About Made to Flourish

Made to Flourish: A Pastors’ Network for the Common Good is dedicated to growing the numbers and influence of pastors and churches actively integrating faith, work, and economics for ministry that produces human flourishing.

Coming together

When people think wealth is fixed, they start to view their neighbors as economic rivals. If there is only so much stuff to go around, everyone will inevitably end up trying to grab as much stuff as they can before others grab it. [Read more...]

A different war on poverty

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Nothing but our own lack of imagination and entrepreneurial drive is holding us back from developing approaches to poverty focused on fighting with spiritual weapons. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work. [Read more...]

Christian creativity

If Christians are not actively working to transform and develop their world for the common good, they are not fulfilling their role as human beings (who were created to be creators) or as Christians (who are lights in a darkened world). [Read more...]

My daughter’s life is in the hands of the Lord–and the American work ethic

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“Many of God’s means for accomplishing his ends, probably most of them, involve the mediation of human culture. Two of these means particularly stand out to me with new clarity as I sit here awaiting news that will be life-changing, either for better or worse.” [Read more...]

Profit and religious liberty

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Our inadequate theology of work and economics has encouraged our culture to think about religion in a way that forces it out of cultural life. [Read more...]

Ready to work

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When the economy is changing rapidly, those at the bottom of society can become disconnected from work. The cultural systems – family, schools, neighborhoods – that equip people with the mindset and social behaviors they need to work successfully are disrupted by economic change. The poor are the most likely to fall through the cracks. [Read more...]

Evangelical entrepreneurship

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The success of the economy depends on everyone – not just a few new-business creators– having an entrepreneurial mindset, or a spirit of entrepreneurship, in all of life. [Read more...]


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