Hurt People Hurt People; Christians Must Break the Cycle

Reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine…

Review: Aging Matters

By David Gill, reprinted from The 313. R. Paul Stevens is professor emeritus of marketplace theology and leadership at Regent College, Vancouver BC, and a marketplace ministry mentor. He has worked as a carpenter and businessman, and served as the pastor of an inner-city church in Montreal. He has written many books, including Doing God’s Business, Work Matters and The Other Six Days. He is coauthor of The Marketplace…

Is Calling for Individuals or Communities? Yes!

By David Williamson. Going through old files, I came across an unpublished paper by Darrel Guder, at one time the Henry Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. The title of the paper is “The Christian’s Callings in the World: Pastoral Formation and Missional Vocation.” I was already working through an almost new and certainly energizing…

Rest Assured

By Nikki Benson, reprinted from the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden…

Productive Work and the Virtue of Economic Growth

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…

Innovate Diligently!

By Jason D. Bland, founder of Signet Leadership. The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labor. Proverbs 12:24, NKJV What is diligence? It can be defined as careful and persistent work. What about innovation? It can be defined as the process of finding new methods, ideas or solutions. The combination of…

The Five Causes of Poverty: Practices

Reprinted from the Chalmers Center. Part two of a series. Last week we talked about how God’s story of change focuses on restoring us to our role as priests and rulers. Living faithfully as the royal priesthood and holy nation means that we call on King Jesus to overcome all the effects of the Fall, including all five causes of poverty. Today…

The Big Quit: The Perspective Season

By Lisa Slayton, reprinted from The Tamim Journey. This is the sixth in a series.  It has been a while since I have posted-nearly 3 months- with a big project and some family obligations to tend to, I needed to step back from writing for a bit. And I left you hanging in the disruptive season! My apologies! But I am back…

Remember Your Baptism in Daily Life

By Demi Prentiss, reprinted from Living God’s Mission. Note: Originally posted in the July 10, 2022 edition of ISSUES, the daily newsletter of The Consultation published during General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Baltimore, July 8-11, 2022. The Diocese of Northern California offered a resolution (C028) to this year’s General Convention which proposed to open communion to unbaptized persons,…

What’s on Your Mind?

Reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy that was…