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 – 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,…

Book Review and Interview: Redeeming Capitalism

Note: This book will be launched tonight with a special event at the Chicago Faith at Work Summit. Many subjects can move a conversation in an unintended direction as the result of preconceived notions or baggage associated with the material. One topic that is often difficult to discuss for this reason is capitalism. I am pleased that Kenneth Barnes has…

Book Review: One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race

We have much to celebrate in the faith and work movement as individuals and organizations are drawn into and contribute to this conversation. Hearts and minds are being shaped by the truth that all of our work matters. God desires to use each of us to advance His Kingdom in this world. At the same time, an attitude of continuous…

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…