Economic Wisdom and the Future of the Church: 5 Useful Principles

By Charlie Self  In seminary classes and seminars, informal conversations and large conferences, I enjoy asking pastors, church planters, and revitalizers this question: “As you plant and revitalize, have you given any prayer and thought to how your congregants will eat in the next 10-20 years?” This query is met with puzzlement. These gifted and sacrificial men and women are prayer-walking,…

Book Review – Immanuel Labor: God’s Presence In Our Profession

I have mentioned many times, probably too many times, the seeming Mount-Everest-height stack of books published over the last 7-10 years relating to the integration of faith and work. One could justifiably argue we do not need any more books, but rather to read the books already written and apply their principles to our work. But for good or ill,…

The Top Ten Books on Faith and Work—An Updated List for 2018

By Hugh Whelchel It’s been nearly six years since IFWE published our first “top ten” list of books on faith and work. Since then, we’ve seen additional great books published that we want to bring to your attention. We’ve updated our “top ten” list with books that powerfully and creatively explain the biblical meaning of work. They are all rooted in…

The Purpose of Rest is to Enable Us To Work More, Right?

Deeply and faithfully loving and caring for oneself is enough – it’s not just a pause between activities, writes a seminary professor and psychologist. This was first published in Faith & Leadership. By Chanequa Walker-Barnes I couldn’t move, it seemed. I was hungry and needed a shower, but I couldn’t force myself to get out of bed. It was as if somehow…

Seminary Spotlight: Dallas Theological Seminary

By Bill Hendricks, reprinted from the Oikonomia Network The Hendricks Center at Dallas Theological Seminary is the primary department taking leadership for programs that connect faith to work and the economy on behalf of Dallas Theological Seminary. The center is headed jointly by myself and Darrell Bock, along with a highly collaborative team whose mission is: shaping compassionate, courageous leaders. Leadership…

Called Together Part 4: Pursuing Redemptive Relationships

Reprinted from Denver Institute for Faith & Work. For previous posts in the series, go here. At Denver Institute for Faith & Work, we believe in a big gospel–the idea that Christ’s death and resurrection restores not only individual lives but every corner of creation from the ravages of sin (Colossians 1:19.) What might this “big” gospel mean for our…