Author: Amy Sherman

Dr. Amy L. Sherman is a Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research. Named by Christianity Today in 2012 as one of the fifty most influential Evangelical women in America, Sherman is the author of six books and over 80 articles in a variety of Christian and secular periodicals including First Things, Books & Culture, The Public Interest, The Christian Century, Philanthropy magazine, Prism, and Christianity Today. Sherman’s most recent book, Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good seeks to help marketplace Christians live missionally, advancing foretastes of the Kingdom of God through the strategic deployment of their vocational power. It was recently awarded “Book of the Year” status in the Christian living category by Christianity Today. Her undergraduate degree is from Messiah College (1987) and her MA and Ph.D. are from the University of Virginia (1991, 1994).

Dignity for All: Brookwood Community Offers Work to People with Disabilities

When Yvonne Streit’s young daughter Vicki suffered brain trauma back in the 1960s as the result of complications from mumps, she found nowhere to turn for help. Programs to aid those with physical and intellectual disabilities in finding a way to contribute meaningfully to society were scarce at best. So Yvonne created one. While it began as a tiny project…

FWE Integration in a Small Congregation, Part I

Reprinted from Made to Flourish. In October 2016, Made to Flourish’s Amy Sherman interviewed Mary Lou Erlacher of Cornerstone Church in Marion, Iowa. Cornerstone Church is a 15-year-old congregation in the Evangelical Free Church denomination. Predominantly white, the church includes many seniors, empty-nesters, and a growing number of younger families and couples. Membership is around 55 and about 100 people attend…

Faith and Work 101, done well: a review of “Reintegrate: God.Life.Work Bible study” by Bob Robinson

I love it when an author can take great ideas and communicate them effectively, helping people to process and apply them. Bob Robinson has done this very well with his 7-week bible study, Reintegrate (forthcoming in 2017 from Good Place Publishing.) The overarching aims of the study are to help believers connect shalom to everyday life; see their vocation as…

The 6 Ms Framework for Fruitfulness: A Review of Fruitfulness on the Frontlines

  In his very accessible and practical book, Fruitfulness on the Frontlines, London’s Mark Greene offers a very helpful framework for Christians trying to live out their faith. The framework is notable for at least three reasons. First, it is broadly applicable. Believers of any age, in any vocation (paid or unpaid), in any sector (public, private, or nonprofit), and…