Challenges and Crises in Seminary and University Education

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by Bob Robinson How well do our educational institutions support and promote living out our faith in our work? Not very well, according to two experts who addressed those attending the Faith@Work Summit in Boston this weekend. Paul Williams of Regent College addressed some major problems that he sees in North American seminary education. In [Read More...]

Your Work Is Not as Important as You Want It To Be: A Review of Mark Labberton’s New Book

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The American church is in crisis. We have traded Christ’s passion for our own church programs. We have traded the Kingdom of God for the kingdom of politics. We have traded selfless community, existing to worship God and serve others, for selfish community, existing to entertain ourselves and maintain a social club. This is the [Read More...]

If You Have a Calling, Then You Have a Caller

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Ephesians 4:1-3 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Ephesians 4:1 We don’t hear the language of calling very often in common speech anymore. When I was growing up, I heard people talk about their calling even outside of church, mostly [Read More...]

Is My Work a Calling?

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Ephesians 4:1-3 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Ephesians 4:1 As an ordained pastor, nobody would flinch if I said I have been called to my line of work. We’re familiar with the notion that clergy have a calling. But [Read More...]

Calling All Christians

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by Skye Jethani For years I served as a teaching pastor at my church, but then left the pastoral team to pursue a calling outside the institutional church. For the first time since graduating from seminary, I found myself in the pews more often than in the pulpit. It changed my perspective. Working as a writer [Read More...]

Will Technology Shape Your Identity and Your Faith?

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Editors’ Note: ​For the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends, Patheos has selected a few “resident experts” from across ​its ​channels to share about a significant religious trend in America and reflect on its broader impact on society and culture.  ​ This post is part of the Faith and Work Channel’s contribution to that discussion. Click here to read other [Read More...]


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