April 27, 2015

This post is part of a symposium between the Catholic, Evangelical, and Faith and Work Channels on spiritual disciplines for work.   by Kris Camealy It’s 1:00 in the afternoon when I drag the lawn chair out from under the umbrella on the back patio. I’ve learned to protect with necessary vigilance this scheduled break in my day—a two-hour window that opens and closes quickly. This groove worn into my days since my children were born has grown into a sacred… Read more

April 26, 2015

Exalt the LORD our God!      Bow low before his feet, for he is holy! –Psalm 99:5 Psalm 99 opens by identifying God as king (99:1). He is not just any old king, however, but the “Mighty King” who is over all nations, and before whom all nations should “tremble” (99:1, 5). Thus Psalm 99:5 calls us to “Exalt the LORD our God! Bow low before his feet, for he is holy.” What does it mean to exalt God?… Read more

April 23, 2015

by Christine A. Scheller Demo Day is looming for participants in the Ocean Accelerator in Cincinnati, Ohio. Entrepreneurs from 10 companies are perfecting their pitches, just as they would at any other start-up incubator. But this six-month accelerator is different. Along with business support, the nation’s first faith-based accelerator asks its participants to embark on a spiritual journey. Longtime Christian radio host Tim Sinclair knew he needed business coaching when he launched his audio recording app business, Ringr. But Sinclair… Read more

April 21, 2015

We all know they’re out there, far across the oceans, or maybe even in our own backyards… Babies, toddlers, teenagers who for whatever reason are alone in this world. Orphans, with no one connected to them by blood, or law, they move through their lives at the mercy of those presently in charge of them. Next month, next year, or tomorrow, the crib they occupy could be given to another as they are moved to a different environment. Imagine a… Read more

April 20, 2015

by Christine A. Scheller The first thing you need to know about Ari Handel, co-writer of the new film adaptation of the Noah story, is that he holds a PhD in neurobiology from New York University. Handel and director/co-writer Darren Aronofsky had been suitemates as Harvard University undergrads and began collaborating on films after Handel decided a career in science wasn’t right for him. His educational background hasn’t gone to waste, however. It informs his work and can be seen subtly weaving its… Read more

April 18, 2015

by Mark Roberts Her adversaries have become rulers; her enemies relax. Certainly the LORD caused her grief because of her many wrong acts. Her children have gone away, captive before the enemy. (CEB) Lamentations 1:5 A young man named Don came to see me for pastoral counseling. As he shared his story, I could sense that he was deeply distressed. As his tale unfolded, I could understand why. “I was fired from my dream job,” he said. “My fiancée broke… Read more

April 6, 2015

I was surprised when a husband and wife in my small group study showed up at my house on a non-group night. He runs a cabinet company, and we just finished discussing the chapter on Creation Care in Activist Faith: From Him and For Him (NavPress), a book I co-authored with Dillon Burroughs and Daniel Darling. We had talked about recycling and reusing our waste, and our conversation made him think about waste they have at their cabinet shop. So they came by… Read more

April 4, 2015

by Glynn Young When we first moved to St. Louis, we lived in a suburb that had two large synagogues or temples. In fact, we were the westernmost of three adjacent suburbs with large numbers of people of Jewish faith. On Saturdays, it was not unusual see Orthodox Jews walking to their synagogue. In St. Louis society, this observance of the Sabbath set them apart as few other things could or did. At the same time, Sundays were governed by… Read more

April 3, 2015

by Gordon Atkinson Do you observe Good Friday? If you are part of a sacramental or liturgical Christian tradition, your church will probably have a service Friday night. Less formal traditions may not have official Good Friday services but may find other ways to present the story of the passion of Jesus. I want to invite you to join me in a more contemplative approach to receiving the passion story this year. Whether you attend a service tomorrow night or read… Read more

April 2, 2015

by Tina Howard And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this. A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. — Luke 22:23-24 They entered the city and found the man carrying a jar of water. Peter and John exchanged knowing glances and followed him home. Despite the number of miracles they had witnessed during their time with Jesus, their hearts still… Read more

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