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Working on Christmas

By David Williamson. Reading “What Does Christmas Have to Do with Work?”, one of Mark Roberts’ devotionals from the De Pree Center, prompted me to think about those who work especially hard at Christmas. When most of the world cuts back and makes room for the celebration of the holiday! Holiday comes from “holy day,” and some are called by…

David Gill’s New Book Is on Sale – and So Are His Old Ones!

By David Gill, reprinted from The 313. Dear friends, My new book was just released and Wipf & Stock Publishers is generously offering a 50% discount on all of their nine Gill titles – if ordered at their website this month using the code DWG1946. This amazing sale will end December 31. Please browse the collection below. And feel free to e-mail me if you have…

Work: Beyond Necessity and Expression to Community

By David Williamson. This is the second of a series. O God, the creator and preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou would be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for the holy church universal, that a it may…

Join Us This Spring: Formation for Disciplemaking

Reprinted from the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. Dates Stage 1: February 6, 2023 | 7:30pm – 9:00pm Stage 2: March 6, 2023 | 7:30pm – 9:00pm Stage 3: April 3, 2023 | 7:30pm – 9:00pm Stage 4: April 24, 2023 | 7:30pm – 9:00pm Sign up now! CLICK HERE An online community for those called to “train the trainers,” walking through the Formation for…

Defragmenting the Self

He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17 By Brandon Vaidyanathan. Originally posted in Everyday Faith God on Monday reflections – compiled by Faith in Business. Available at everydayfaith.churchofengland.org. Reflection To say that Christ is king means he is sovereign over every aspect of our lives. This is easier said than done in the…

There Isn’t Just One Right Leadership Style, Conclusion

By Wilhelmine “Willow” Bellevue, author. Part two of two. See part one here. In this series we are considering different leadership styles in light of biblical examples, including some styles that leadership theologians often reject, to equip Christian leaders to serve those they lead more effectively. Transactional Leadership Though independent and self-regulated followers can flourish in the absence of a cheerleader…

Economic Wisdom in One Lesson

Reprinted from the Oikonomia Network. The vision of the Economic Wisdom Project is summarized in twelve “elements” that provide starting points for thoughtful, biblically informed understanding of contemporary opportunities and challenges. For a handy guide to the twelve elements, download this one-page summary, taken from our EWP vision paper “A Christian Vision for Flourishing Communities”: Below is an excerpt from the paper “Twelve Elements of Economic…

The Five Causes of Poverty: Demonic Forces

Reprinted from the Chalmers Center. Part five of a series. Adapted from Becoming Whole, 181-182; A Field Guide to Becoming Whole, 135-39. Throughout this series on the five causes of poverty, the underlying connection between them all is the Fall. Because sin entered the world, our stories and practices are twisted by its effects, and both individuals and groups are broken and can…

Church Is Just the Beginning!

By Pam Tinsley, reprinted from Living God’s Mission. “Go in peace, remember the poor, visit the sick, love and forgive one another, and praise the Lord always, Alleluia! Alleluia!” says 101-year-old retired priest Fr. Ed Sterling energetically as he sends the congregation forth at the end of worship. We have been nourished by the Word of God and Eucharistic meal;…

False Stories of Work: My Source of Meaning

Reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. Part two of a series. So God created mankind in his own image,    in the image of God he created them;    male and female he created them.God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in…