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.

Faith and Work Lessons from Hidden Figures

I am always on the look out for faith and work content in unexpected places. I got my wish when I watched Hidden Figures, a powerful movie describing the lives and work of three African American females: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson. They worked as “computers” (humans doing mathematical calculations…and yes, this is where we get the word for the…

Faith and Work Integration in Kansas City’s Inner City

I recently had the good fortune to attend a conference where I heard stories of different organizations around the country whose leaders have a vision of flourishing and common good in their communities. While this conference was not explicitly a faith and work event, I believe every individual there was living out the integration of faith and work on a…

Book Review: Creation and New Creation: Understanding God’s Creation Project

I would like to introduce you to Creation and New Creation: Understanding God’s Creation Project, by Sean M. McDonough. Since 2000, McDonough has been a professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary located in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. from Harvard College, a M.Div. and M.Th. from Gordon-Conwell, and a Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews,…

Curriculum Review: The Story of Holy Love

I am excited to introduce you to a new curriculum titled The Story of Holy Love produced by our friends at the Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity International University. What is it all about—my life, the world, everything? How can we make sense of the Bible? The Bible is not a book about religion that also happens to say some…

Book Review – Under Pressure: How the Gospel Helps Us Handle the Pressures of Work

I am grateful for the opportunity to introduce you to a new book by Andrew Laird titled Under Pressure: How the Gospel Helps Us Handle the Pressures of Work. This book makes an important contribution by discussing a very common issue for daily work: stress. Andrew Laird joined the faculty at Ridley College in 2016. He also serves as Dean…

Curriculum Review: The Kingdom of Justice and Flourishing

I am excited to introduce you to a new curriculum titled The Kingdom of Justice and Flourishing produced by our friends at Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity International University. The Kingdom of Justice and Flourishing is a collection of six-week, video-based curricula for small groups who want deeper insight on how to shine the light of the gospel into…

Book Review: Reintegrate Your Vocation With God’s Mission

I am excited today to review a resource that not only promotes the integration of faith and work, but provides an opportunity for learners to think very practically about their faith along with the activities of their life. Don’t just take my word for it; check out my friend Amy Sherman’s review of Reintegrate here. Bob Robinson is the author of…