Why Creativity Is Profoundly Christian

I recently wrote three posts for the Kern Pastors Network on the broad topic of work and the gospel. Below are the posts and a brief description of each. I’m thankful for the Kern Family Foundation, which has partnered with Southern Seminary on a major grant to bring significant programming on the intersection of faith [Read More...]

Zuckerberg, Facebook, and the Dangers of the Monetized Life

This essay from Dissent, “Feminism’s Tipping Point: Who Wins from Leaning In?” by Kate Losse, is a must-read. Losse is a former speechwriter for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Her piece gives a fascinating look into Facebook corporate culture. Her piece engages the new book Leaning In by Sheryl Sandberg. Sandberg argues that women should work more and harder [Read More...]

Despite America’s Consumerist Pace, Leaders Must Rest

I came across a terrific piece by Brian Howard of the Sojourn Network a bit ago. It’s entitled “You Have to Stop Working Sometimes,” and it’s well worth your time. This is especially true if you fit the model of the type A, driven, aggressive kind of person, regardless of what kind of field you’re [Read More...]

Is the Bible Anti-Wealth? No!

A few months ago, I wrote a review of David Platt’s Radical Together. I strongly commended the book. Here’s one major strength: its exaltation of and dependence on a sovereign, awesome God: Platt wisely grounds human action in the sovereignty of God. There has been a great deal of discussion in certain circles over whether certain [Read More...]

Capitalism Destroys People & Civilizations! (Right?)

Not necessarily, no. Actually, it often helps them. See this fantastic piece by Chris Horst for Christianity Today’s stimulating “This Is Our City” project. There are companies, Horst makes clear, that are not only turning a profit–they’re helping people. Many of us know that businesses perform such functions, of course; our common sense and life experience has [Read More...]

Tim Keller on Work (Get a Free Keller Book!)

Tim Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, has a new book out called Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work (Dutton, 2012).  (Video on the book here). I am running a contest for this book.  Here’s what you need to do: send me an email [Read More...]

Dear Christian: Making Money Is Good (So Is Workplace Dignity)

Do you ever think about the dignity of work, and the humanity of workers?  Christians have a powerful stake in this conversation.  The saving gospel transforms all of our lives, including the way we work, we are employed, we employ. This article, “Productivity and Grace: Management and Labor at a Denver Manufacturer,” is about a [Read More...]

The Aesthetics of Work

A little while back I blogged about the workrooms of famous men.  Today comes news of a great-looking new book called Where They Create (Frame, 2012).  It’s very expensive and features the photography of a talented man named Paul Barbera. The little I’ve seen from the PR of the book reminds me that aesthetics matter.  [Read More...]

What’s More Valuable: Putting in Time or Preaching the Truth? Kingdom Considerations

The answer to the above question must be carefully qualified, in my humble opinion. Both pursuits, offered out of a redeemed heart, are honoring to God. God has given His creation and His people the opportunity to labor for His glory (1 Co. 10:31). As with all things that we do, we have the opportunity [Read More...]


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