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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...

September 11th, 2016

Why Don’t More Christians Take their Spiritual Gifts to Work?

It’s my fault. The seasoned attorney stared me in the eye, stretched his fingers and tapped his very large hand in a declarative pose over the oak table. He boldly stated, “Right here—every day—THIS is my ministry!” I was twenty-seven years old, serving my first pastorate, and...

August 9th, 2016

Joy for the World

Christianity in America is losing ground. Our friend and fellow convener of the 2016 Faith@Work Summit asks a timely question? Can the church regain its cultural influence? In this though provoking book, Forster examines how the church lost its culture-shaping voice and what we can do to...

May 10th, 2016

Why Millions See Faith as a Leisure Time Activity

Most adults spend the bulk of their waking hours doing some type of work. That’s because God designed mankind to work—to be His partners in stewarding His creation and contributing to human flourishing. But many Christians don’t connect God to their work. To them, work is nothing more than...

March 15th, 2016

Why Joy at Work Matters

According to a massive Gallup poll of more than 80,000 respondents, less than 1/3 of Americans are actively engaged at work. Fifty-one percent are “not engaged” and 18% are “actively not engaged.” Nearly 1 out of 5 people are totally checked out of their jobs. This, I propose is a national...

January 5th, 2016

The Weekend Reader with Maxwell Anderson

Our friend Max Anderson, author of The MBA Oath, produces a weekly collection of important articles entitled The Weekend Reader. Each week Max scans hundreds of articles then selects five on one big idea or trend in culture.This isn't the superficial click-bait...

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December 13th, 2015

Christmas Truth in Star Wars

Forty years ago, Star Wars hooked millions of people and became part of American culture. As prequels and sequels of the original movies continue to be released with great box-office success, the Star Wars franchise remains an unstoppable cinematic force.  While the...

October 7th, 2015

Why Christians Should Paint, Dance, Quilt, Act, Compose Music, Write Stories, Decorate Cookies and Participate in the Arts

Why does a symphony stir our soul or painting capture our imagination? Why does a well-turned phrase in a story or a well-cast line in a stream produce a sense of satisfaction? Why does creating something beautiful give us joy?  Because we are made in the image of our Creator God. According...

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August 7th, 2015

One Person Can Make a Difference

In his 2014 commencement address to 8000 University of Texas graduates, Admiral William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, said the average American will meet 10,000 people in their lifetime. “…if every one of you changed the lives of just 10 people, and each...