Baptismal Accountability

(Reprinted from a series on the Episcopal faith and work blog “Living God’s Mission.”) By Edward L. Lee, Jr. In Wayne Schwab’s recent posting for Living God’s Mission titled “Designing the Right System” he posited this insight: If we want a church that gives primary emphasis to the concept of ministry in daily life then we have to  “redesign the…

Making a Permanent Impact on American Society

Dear peers in the Faith & Work Movement, I often imagine what collective impact between our ministries and churches might look like. What would it look like for us to partner together to make a permanent, generational impact on American society? When it comes to work, in many ways, our society is hemorrhaging. The labor participation rate for men age 24-55 is…

Work as Holy War

By Greg Forster; part one of a series. In this series, I’ll be looking at our daily work as a holy war to destroy the devil’s works. “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” He won the victory for us on the cross,  of course. But as our work becomes cruciform it becomes a…

“I Wish We Heard More Sermons on This:” An Interview With L.T. Jeyachandran

L.T. Jeyachandran hails from Tamil Nadu in South India. He worked in several parts of India for 28 years as a Senior Civil Engineer with the Central (Federal) Government and took early retirement from the Government in November 1993 to join Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in India. He functioned as Director of Ministries there until December 2000. He also served…

There Is No Such Thing As a Self-Made Man: What We Owe the Worker

Reprinted from Patheos. I spent my Labor Day weekend laboring: I dug potatoes, started a batch of sauerkraut, simmered beef bones to make stock for Vietnamese pho, froze vegetables, and canned sauce. I tried to deal with the weeds in my garden, and then gave up the unequal struggle. I don’t mind that I spend my days off working, though, because…

A Simple Audit of Weekly Worship

Reprinted from Made to Flourish. While there is a growing movement of churches around the country working to better educate and equip their congregation members in the area of faith and work, it strikes me as a worship leader that we often overlook one of the most basic opportunities for formation in this area each week – that is, the…