Old Testament Curricular Workshops: Insights (Part 1)

This the latest in a series of articles sharing insights from a joint curricular development initiative of the Oikonomia Network, the Theology of Work Project and three ON schools (Asbury, Assemblies of God and Western). It is reprinted from the Oikonomia Network Newsletter. Only two professors we talked with were teaching Old Testament courses as such, but discussion of OT texts and…

Babble On

Part one of a series. The story of Babel reveals many of the patterns of work in the fallen world. It reveals them in the Babel account of Genesis 11, which is what you probably thought of when I first mentioned “the story of Babel.” But the story of Babel is much bigger than that, for “Babel” is also “Babylon,”…

Faith at Work Summit Spotlight: DeLano Sheffield on Shepherding as a Worker

The purpose of the Faith at Work Summit is to gather active participants and leaders in the faith at work movement from every industry sector to learn from each other and work together to extend Christ’s transforming presence in workplaces around the world. The 2018 Faith at Work Summit, held in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare on October 11th-13th, is now open for registration! Early…

Continue the Conversation: How to Help Youth Value School as Work

by Paul Brandes This is the second post in a new series reprinted from Made to Flourish about the importance of integrating faith and work conversations within our youth ministries and homes, including the why and how of talking to our kids about vocation and the ways it relates to our faith.  I first began seriously considering vocational ministry when I…

Seminary Spotlight: Biola University

By Scott Rae; reprinted from Oikonomia Network. The partnership between the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University and the ON continues to reap dividends for our students and external partners. In addition to continuing our classroom integration, we believe we have come up with a beneficial way to integrate new thinking about economic issues with our faculty, and are…

Honoring God in Commercial Real Estate

Note: This is the first of a set of vocation-specific interviews that the Center for Faith and Work at LeTourneau University is planning. We hope to spotlight each one for you here as they are released. By Bill Peel Getting a bird’s-eye view of parcels of land is an important part of real estate development. It’s also a reminder of…

How Big a Gospel?

Eschatology isn’t the only theological issue the faith and work movement struggles with, although it is probably the thorniest one. Another issue has been soteriology. How big is the gospel? But I think increased theological awareness in the church has removed a lot of what used to be real obstacles here. And the tensions that remain are, I think, actually tensions…