Category: Integration with the Church

How Do We Work It Out in the Nitty-Gritty? An Interview With Andrew Laird

Andrew Laird is Dean of the Ridley Marketplace Institute at Ridley College and Director of Life@Work, an initiative of City Bible Forum, Melbourne. His book for workplace Christians, Under Pressure, releases on October 26. TGR: First of all, tell us about your own background. AL: My background is in radio journalism. I grew up in an evangelical church, was taught well, started…

Congregational Systems

(Reprinted from a series on the Episcopal faith and work blog “Living God’s Mission.”) By J. Fletcher Lowe, Jr. I live in Richmond, VA, a reasonably large metropolitan area.  There are several Episcopal churches from which people can choose.  The congregation that I rectored several years ago made a conscious identity decision—to be known for its creative liturgy and for its…

Book Review: Calling All Years Good: Christian Vocation Throughout Life’s Seasons

Calling All Years Good: Christian Vocation Throughout Life’s Seasons makes an important contribution by discussing vocation from infancy to old age.  I’m not aware of any other book dedicated to this topic. The book is edited by Kathleen Cahalan and Bonnie Miller-McLemore. Cahalan is professor of practical theology at Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota. Her previous work…

Baptismal Accountability

(Reprinted from a series on the Episcopal faith and work blog “Living God’s Mission.”) By Edward L. Lee, Jr. In A. Wayne Schwab’s recent posting for Living God’s Mission titled “Designing the Right System” he posited this insight: If we want a church that gives primary emphasis to the concept of ministry in daily life then we have to  “redesign…