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).

When the Imago Dei Defines a Business Culture

Barry-Wehmiller is a multimillion dollar global engineering/manufacturing company you’ve probably never heard of and yet “touch” multiple times each week. Close to 95% of all the cardboard used in the U.S. is made on a BW machine (that’s virtually every cereal box at your grocery store). 80% of the world’s medicines pass through a BW-engineered centrifuge. BW holds the patent…

Seeking the Kingdom of God First – A Review of “Kingdom Collaborators: Eight Signature Practices of Leaders Who Turn the World Upside Down” by Reggie McNeal

Leadership Network’s Reggie McNeal has written another crisp, insightful, and wonderfully practical book for Christians desiring to “seek first the Kingdom of God.” As is his usual pattern, the book is highly accessible and marries principles with real-life application. The book rests on McNeal’s theological conviction that “God is at work in every domain of culture.” He longs for church…

How One Church Launched 11 Social Ventures

It’s a late spring day in St. Paul, Minnesota, and I’m standing in front of the Ravoux high rise apartments, a public housing project.  When a bright, multicolored bus pulls into the complex, the waiting crowd outside includes several residents. The Twin Cities Mobile Market has arrived. For the past two years, this grocery-store-on-wheels stops at Ravoux every Friday at noon, bringing…

Celebrating the Work God Places Before Us: A Review of the Porter’s Gate Worship Project

It’s a well-known fact that we often remember better what we sing than what we say (or hear). In the context of the local church, this means we need worship songs with both good harmonies and solid theology. A new collaboration of artists, produced by Isaac Wardell, combines a robust theology of work with beautiful melodies meant for singing and…

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…