The Big Quit: The Disruptive Season (Con’t)

By Lisa Slayton, reprinted from The Tamim Journey. This is the fifth in a series.  We can be made whole, we can become more and more of who God made us to be. And to do so, we must let go, release and embrace the uninvited embrace. The Liminal Space We talk often of letting go and releasing as part of transformation,…

In Memoriam: A. Wayne Schwab, 1928-2022

By Demi Prentiss, reprinted from Living God’s Mission. Note: This post was originally published on June 1, 2022. Here we are, caught in the liminal time between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Suspended in the “not yet,” unclear and unaware of the power in the “already.”  Jesus’ departure from the disciples opens the door for the work of the Spirit, already…

God Deals with Our Idols

Reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to…

Review: The Gospel at Work

By David Gill, reprinted from The 313. Sebastian Traeger is a veteran business and technology entrepreneur and co-author Greg Gilbert is a senior pastor – a great combination for writing this basic introduction to workplace discipleship. The Gospel At Work begins by emphasizing the major role work plays in our lives, the challenges as well as opportunities of work today and throughout human history.…

Good Work and Grace: They’re Both Good!

By David Williamson. “Good work and work places are not antithetical to grace. In fact, grace is absolutely and insistently at home in work and workplace,” writes Eugene Peterson in the book Practice Resurrection. Paul makes sure that we get this right by placing the term “good works” in the same sentence in which he discusses grace: We are not…

Faith and the Work of a Queen

By Mark Greene, reprinted from the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. Do anything really well in almost any sphere of life – run a business, run a marathon, run a country – and pretty soon people want to know your secret. What motivated you? Where did you get your inspiration and stamina? What were your guiding principles? Her Majesty The…

Policies and Practices for Value Creation

Reprinted from the Oikonomia Network. The vision of the Economic Wisdom Project is summarized in twelve “elements” that provide starting points for thoughtful, biblically informed understanding of contemporary opportunities and challenges. For a handy guide to the twelve elements, download this one-page summary, taken from our EWP vision paper “A Christian Vision for Flourishing Communities”: Below is an excerpt from the paper “Twelve Elements of Economic…

The Daily Dependence of Discernment

By Sarah Heynemann, reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. How am I seeking God? How am I discerning God’s will? How am I hearing from God (as a response to my specific seeking perhaps or anything else he has on his mind to tell me)? Sometimes in life, in the workplace or other settings, we are faced with navigating…

The Big Quit: The Disruptive Season

By Lisa Slayton, reprinted from City Gate. This is the fourth in a series.  We can be made whole, we can become more and more of who God made us to be. And to do so, we must let go, release and embrace the uninvited embrace. The Liminal Space We talk often of letting go and releasing as part of transformation,…