Tag: common good

Exploring Common Practices for Faith and Work in Local Churches

How will the Church in the 21st century “equip the saints for works of service” (Eph. 4:12) for the vast challenges we face in the world today? This seems overwhelming at first blush. But then I remember that God’s people are touching every area of our cities through their daily work, and it’s the Church’s privilege and responsibility to send…

Let’s Keep Bickering: Assembled and Accommodating

Part four of a series. Eschatological continuity emphasizes joining with others to serve the common good of the community, going beyond the walls of the church to form civic community with those who believe differently in the service of common causes. Eschatological discontinuity emphasizes accepting differences and compromises, coping with the world’s rejection of the church’s message and the church’s work…

The Miracle of the Reformers: Why Teaching Your Kids Hymns is Good for the Economy

Perhaps the songs we teach our children are the most important legacy leaders in the faith and work movement can leave for posterity. This morning I sat down to breakfast with my wife and four daughters. After eggs and sausage, we listened to the classic hymn “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation.” My wife educates our…

Being Civic Minded (1 of 2)

Being civic minded has been neglected in the faith and work movement thus far, and yet is so necessary. What is civic mindedness? And how does our work in the community as normal citizens help to redeem the call to civil service and elected office? Tim Keller’s son works as an urban planner in New York City. By virtue of…