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April 28th, 2017

All Work Matters | Mike Rowe

In a recent interview on Meet the Press, Mike Rowe, the former host of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” lamented what he perceives to be a general lack of enthusiasm for work—and a particular lack of enthusiasm for the kind of work featured on his show: physically-demanding, often socially...

via Bill Peel
April 25th, 2017

Fail Forward

Some people refuse to use the word failure. Instead, they substitute words like slip-up, setback, glitch, mistake—or at least frame the failure in a positive light.    Take IBM founder Thomas Watson, for example. He was legendary for his ability to turn a serious mistake into a...

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March 25th, 2017

Abraham Kuyper's Theology of Spring for Winter-Weary Souls

"The very significance of spring is, that first there was winter, when Death swayed his scepter, and that now his dominion is broken and life is renewed. In this way all nature is one holy symbolism. And that same God who raised Christ from the dead, is He who, in the language of spring,...

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February 6th, 2017

The Lost Purpose for Learning: An Essay on United States Education With Implications for All Nations

"We don't find meaning in learning, we bring meaning to learning. If we can, that is. "Whatever!" seems to be a common bored attitude of children toward school. Bribes, or threats, or lures of a future well-paying job fail to inspire them. This is to be expected, if we fail to give them a...

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January 29th, 2017

Where Is Your Hope Anchored?

“Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” —Václav Havel For the first time since the Great Depression, hopelessness describes the emotional...

January 28th, 2017

Ten Commandments for Talking Politics in the Office

Let’s talk about politics--and do it with grace. As Christians, we represent Christ in everything we do. So let’s hold each other accountable to a level of discourse that honors Christ with these Ten Commandments for Talking Politics (or facebooking politics, tweeting politics, ...

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January 9th, 2017

Seven Days of Prayer for the Workplace | Part 2

Monday Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, I marvel at the universe You worked together to create. The whole universe is Your temple, a place of worship, in which You called me to join Your work to make Your wprld all it was created to be. Thank You for the high calling to participate in Your...

January 2nd, 2017

How to make Business Your Ministry

One Perspective The Greek word used for ministry in the Bible is diakonia (service) or diakonos (servant). Ministry means "to be of service" or "to serve." So, we believe that business is an effective tool for serving others, from macro-level serving society to micro-level...

December 29th, 2016

Made to Flourish | A Pastor's Network for the Common Good

Made to Flourish's mission is to come alongside pastors and the local churches they serve, to encourage and equip them to live more integral and flourishing lives, and to more effectively equip their congregations to better connect Sunday to Monday. As a network of pastors, they want to...

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December 3rd, 2016

Joy to the Work, the Lord Is Come

Most Christians in the English-speaking world will sing Isaac Watt’s hymn, “Joy to the World” this Christmas season. Although Watts intended it as a celebration of Christ’s second coming, we’ve adopted it as one of our favorite Christmas hymns for obvious reasons. Christ's first coming...