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Seminary Spotlight: Western Seminary

By Josh Mathews, reprinted from the Oikonomia Network. One among many reasons for seminaries to take vocation seriously is the change we are seeing in students’ motivation for seeking theological education. Students here at Western Seminary are pursuing their education with a variety of different end goals. Our efforts to cultivate greater appreciation for vocation and ministry outside the church…

Explaining that Strange Post

Those of you who subscribe to TGR via email just got a post that was meant for another blog, where I write about education research. Since it would have been a very offbeat post for TGR, and even contains some off-color language, I guess an explanation is in order. I just took over some administrative duties here at TGR and after…

Mission Organization Develops Business to Rebuild Countries: Stories from BAM Global, Part 2

Soon after the Berlin Wall fell, Georges Dubi saw the need to initiate, support, and encourage business in Eastern Europe. Swiss-based Christliche Ostmission gave him the opportunity to do so in Romania. Ever since, the mission has been involved in helping develop the business sector, also in other developing countries. “So much more is possible,” says Georges, “If we are open to be inspired by…

Called Together: A Biblical Perspective on Gender Roles in the Workplace (Part 3)

By Joanna Meyer; reprinted from Denver Institute for Faith and Work. DIFW Editor’s note: Through this series of articles, we’ve explored the challenges men and women face as they labor together. In this installment, Joanna invites Christian men to consider the critical role they play in helping women thrive at work. Be sure to read part 1 and part 2 of the series. Men…

The missing piece of youth ministry: Why they need a theology of work

This is an introduction to a new series from Made to Flourish about the importance of integrating faith and work conversations within our youth ministries and homes, including the how and why of talking to our kids about vocation and how it relates to our faith. We’ll be reprinting the next post shortly. For believers, whether 17 or 70 years…