Faith, work, and biblical commentary: speaking with Will Messenger and David Kim, part II

The Green Room recently sat down with David Kim, editor of the Faith and Work Bible recently released from Zondervan, and Will Messenger, executive editor of the Theology of Work Project, to talk about the Bible and work and the similarities and differences between their projects.  The first post in this series can be found here. TGR: What are some…

A Kingdom Graceful for Love, Part II

By Greg Forster: part ten of a series. In my last post I talked about how the underlying theology of accommodation paradigm churches leads to pseudo-pragmatism. Here are three specific ways accommodation paradigm churches can overcome this: The Past: One of the clearest identifying marks of the three paradigms is how they think about the American experiment in freedom and…

Faith, work, and biblical commentary: speaking with David Kim and Will Messenger

The Green Room recently sat down with David Kim, editor of the Faith and Work Bible recently released from Zondervan, and Will Messenger, executive editor of the Theology of Work Project, to talk about the Bible and work and the similarities and differences between their projects. TGR: What makes a faith and work Bible, or Bible commentary, different than any…

Obsessed With Work or Just Bored? Bringing the Conversation About Work Across Acoma Street

It’s well past 1 p.m. From my desk I look across Acoma Street and see a woman in her early 20s wearing baggy sweat pants, a cigarette hanging out her mouth, tossing an empty Mountain Dew bottle in a dumpster that’s been parked in her driveway for months. She squints at the sun, as if it’s an unwelcome guest disturbing her slumber. Next…

FWE Integration in a Small Congregation, Part I

Reprinted from Made to Flourish. In October 2016, Made to Flourish’s Amy Sherman interviewed Mary Lou Erlacher of Cornerstone Church in Marion, Iowa. Cornerstone Church is a 15-year-old congregation in the Evangelical Free Church denomination. Predominantly white, the church includes many seniors, empty-nesters, and a growing number of younger families and couples. Membership is around 55 and about 100 people attend…

Missionaries in a Mercenary World: Negotiating faith-work boundaries in the workplace

In my previous posts in this series I talked about the character of the Mercenary, which reflects the new norm of apprehensive individualism in global corporate culture. In the next few posts I want to examine how Christians working in global corporations integrate (and segment) their faith in such environments. Subsequently I will return to consider the factors that generate…

Interview with Andy Crouch – The Tech-Wise Family

Andy Crouch is well known for his thoughtful writing, speaking, and scholarship on culture. His previous books include Strong and Weak, Playing God, and Culture Making. His newest book, The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place is due out April 4th. I recently had the opportunity to ask Andy some questions regarding this book. Chris Robertson:…