Category: Integration with the Church

Economic Wisdom and the Future of the Church: 5 Useful Principles

By Charlie Self  In seminary classes and seminars, informal conversations and large conferences, I enjoy asking pastors, church planters, and revitalizers this question: “As you plant and revitalize, have you given any prayer and thought to how your congregants will eat in the next 10-20 years?” This query is met with puzzlement. These gifted and sacrificial men and women are prayer-walking,…

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,…

The Top Ten Books on Faith and Work—An Updated List for 2018

By Hugh Whelchel It’s been nearly six years since IFWE published our first “top ten” list of books on faith and work. Since then, we’ve seen additional great books published that we want to bring to your attention. We’ve updated our “top ten” list with books that powerfully and creatively explain the biblical meaning of work. They are all rooted in…

Seminary Spotlight: Dallas Theological Seminary

By Bill Hendricks, reprinted from the Oikonomia Network The Hendricks Center at Dallas Theological Seminary is the primary department taking leadership for programs that connect faith to work and the economy on behalf of Dallas Theological Seminary. The center is headed jointly by myself and Darrell Bock, along with a highly collaborative team whose mission is: shaping compassionate, courageous leaders. Leadership…

From Dominion to Communion, With a Panda Hat: Dispatches from the Chicago Faith at Work Summit

Usually on this blog we try to spread the love around, with a variety of posts in any one week—from interviews to book reviews to op-eds to reprints of cool stuff you might have missed elsewhere. If you get our posts by email (and if you don’t, you should) you may have noticed that I broke that rule this week,…

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…