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April 1st, 2014

Did Dan Cathy Make a Mistake?

When Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, expressed his views on traditional marriage, it sparked a media firestorm in July 2012. His comments landed the successful chicken franchise in hot water—or as a recent article in Forbes put it, “in a vat of piping hot chicken grease.” As a result, given...

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March 31st, 2014

Balancing Work and Wife

I’m usually thrilled when Kathy and I both are invited to speak at a conference. But at the Missional Marketplace Summit at Germantown Baptist Church last month, I secretly wished she wasn’t there to hear Louis Upkins speak from his book, Treat Me Like a Customer.  “I sleep with my...

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March 24th, 2014

Take Your Faith to Work

Do you ever wonder if what you do on weekdays counts for eternity? As a new Christian, I sure did. That’s why I enrolled in Dallas Theological Seminary, and after four years of rigorous study, I was ready to make a mark for the Lord. Then I met Bill Garrison—attorney, DTS trustee, and elder...

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February 28th, 2014

Millennials Seek to Serve God in Their Work

Millennials -- lazy, greedy, entitled, the me-me-me generation? Not all of them. Sure, some feed this stereotype. But did you realize that born-again Millennials are notable for their social activism, and they practice evangelism more than any other generation?

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February 28th, 2014

How to Find a Mentor

Evidently God thinks mentors are important because they appear throughout Scripture. Joshua had Moses. Ruth had Naomi. Elisha had Elijah. Paul had Barnabas. Timothy had Paul. And, come to think of it, Jesus had Joseph to teach him the trade of carpentry. But mentoring is not just a nice...

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February 28th, 2014

Conference Call Survival Strategies

If you, like many, have a strong aversion to conference calls, gird your loins. They're not going away. Sue Shellenbargar sites research in a recent WSJ article that the number of conference calls in the U.S. is expected to grow 9.6% a year through 2017. Ugh!  Though conference-call ...

January 30th, 2014

15 Ways Pastors Can Impact the Workplace

If you see the importance of equipping your members to live out their faith in the workplace, but the church calendar and budget are maxed, take heart: you don't need to break the bank or add a day to your week to begin.

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January 27th, 2014

If I Had a Billion Dollars

Ten years ago The Externally Focused Church by Rick Rusaw and Eric Swanson awakened Christians to the fact that most communities wouldn’t notice if local churches disappeared.  The book played a huge role in rebirthing gospel-motivated social consciousness among evangelicals. ...

January 25th, 2014

Faith@Work Summit

October 24 and 25, 2014
Boston, MA

A renewed commitment to faith at work integration has emerged in the workplace and the church, over the past decades. The literature on faith at work is booming, as are initiatives at seminaries, business schools, workplace ministries, and in traditional and new media. This appears to be...

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January 20th, 2014

Why the Church Shouldn't Ignore the Workplace

At the Lausanne Conference on World Evangelism in 2010, Mark Greene, Director of John Stott's London Institute for Contemporary Christianity outlined a significant problem stating: “The 98% of Christians are who are not in paid church work have never been envisioned or equipped for mission...