Author: Chris Robertson

Chris Robertson serves as associate director of leadership development for Made to Flourish. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Chris received his bachelors of science in Bible from Cornerstone University. Most recently Chris served as project manager for Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chris and his wife, Rebecca, live in Kansas City along with their two children. Chris is passionate about helping pastors and their congregations understand the importance of all work to the advancement of God’s kingdom in this world.

Book Review: Workship 2: How to Flourish at Work

Kara Martin, author of Workship 2, is no stranger to our audience, as she has written for TGR previously. She is Project Leader with Seed, a lecturer with Mary Andrews College, and formerly Associate Dean of the Marketplace Institute at Ridley College in Melbourne. She has worked in media and communications, human resources, business analysis and policy development roles, in a variety of…

Take This Job and Shove It: Theological Reflections on Vocation at #ActonU

This summer, I had the opportunity to attend my 7th Acton University, the 1st since joining the team at Made to Flourish. ActonU was a rich experience of learning and conversation with friends, both old and new. ActonU can be a daunting experience as you have the opportunity to choose 11 classes from more than 100 options. Unlike any conference…

Interviews: Practicing the King’s Economy – Honoring Jesus in How We Work, Earn, Spend, Save, and Give

Early in Practicing the King’s Economy: Honoring Jesus in How We Work, Earn, Spend, Save, and Give, written by Michael Rhodes and Robby Holt with help from Brian Fikkert, the authors talk about a method often used by the church to respond to needs in their communities: So often, the metaphor for our compassion becomes the soup kitchen. We line up on…

A Unique Mission: Connecting Faith and Work Around Atlanta

Reprinted from Made to Flourish.   From time to time, the team at Made to Flourish likes to spotlight real-life examples of the faith, work, and economics integration we teach and promote. This week we want to introduce you to one of our City Network Leaders, Travis Vaughn. Vaughn is the executive director of Metro Atlanta Collective, a church planting network in…

Interview: Surge Network’s “Faith, Work, and Rest” podcast

I want to recommend a new podcast that is exploring connections between faith, work and rest: “The mission of the Surge Faith, Work and Rest Initiative is to help people discern their vocations and reimagine their occupations for the good of their neighbor and the glory of God.  We produce this podcast to curate opportunities for people to listen to…

Book Review and Interview: From Relief to Empowerment – How Your Church Can Cultivate Sustainable Mission

I am pleased to introduce you to a book that invites the church to a journey toward a more holistic method of mission and poverty alleviation. Laceye and Gaston Warner have written From Relief to Empowerment: How Your Church Can Cultivate Sustainable Mission. The Warners support the idea that mission flourishes when relationships are characterized by mutuality—a difficult, but important, balance to…