Category: Vulnerability

Working for an Unknown Future

By Robert Martin, reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. Years ago, when I was employed as a marketing analyst, my boss warned against “paralysis by analysis.” He was cautioning against spending so much time analyzing that we never actually made a decision or took any action. This is the idea raised in Ecclesiastes 11:4-5: 4 Whoever watches…

The High Calling in the Surgical Suite

By David Williamson Entering the surgical suite for the installation of a pacemaker, I thought of – and was grateful for! – the “high calling,” the skill, specialized training and professional recognition of both the surgical team and the hospital. The first person I thought of was the cardiac electrophysiologist, the person to install my pacemaker, in a nationally acclaimed…

Helping that Helps: Six Principles for Poverty Alleviation

By Brian Fikkert; reprinted from Made to Flourish, by permission of The Chalmers Center. At the Chalmers Center, we long to see people who are struggling with material poverty restored to all that God has created them to be as his image-bearers. That’s why we work to equip churches and related ministries to more effectively walk alongside people living in…

Whom Do You Put on the Throne?

By Sarah Heynemann, reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. Photo by Sarah Heynemann, taken in Chora Church, Istanbul. “Whom do you position on the throne of Heaven?” Some things in life are truly unpredictable and beyond our control. As a doctor I have a responsibility to inform my patients regarding the desired benefits of a proposed treatment strategy,…

A Grumpy Not-So-Old Man on Labor Day

By David Williamson Labor Day Morning is traditionally the last day of summer and the beginning of Fall. Regular hours, routine, work…as I reflect on this year’s Labor Day, at first I’m grumpy. Not only because of the end of summer, with anticipation of Minnesota’s winter, but primarily from thinking about the way Labor Day is treated by society, and…

Seminary Spotlight: Denver Seminary

By Dan Steiner, reprinted from the Oikonomia Network. Artwork: Light the Lamps, Justin Reddick, mixed media on canvas, 30” x 40”, private collection (used with permission) Justin Reddick wears many hats. He is a husband, father, artist, seminary student and the religious services assistant and creative arts platform facilitator at the Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. I first met Justin after a lecture I…