Articles

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...

via Bill Peel
July 27th, 2014

Where is Your Mission Field?

Most prominent Bible characters were not professional religious leaders. They had jobs in what many call the "secular workplace."  For example, Abraham and Jacob were ranchers. Joseph, Daniel, and Nehemiah were in government service. Even Jesus spent 90 percent of his life living and...

via Bill Peel
September 14th, 2013

Leaving the Ministry?

“He left the ministry.” I can still recall how my father's countenance dropped when he learned that a friend had left the pastorate. A pastor himself, Dad hated to see gifted people leave church work and head for the marketplace. At age 34, he had taken the opposite path. He left a...