Bringing Faith to Farming

May 25, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

By Dave Thier, originally posted on The Atlantic. The most obvious benefit of having Ryan Anderson around the farm was that he was big. Broad shoulders, heavy build, long arms: With one hand, he could do jobs that would take three scrawny undergrads an hour. He brought something else to the farm too, however. At … Read More

Faith Without (Public) Works is an Empty Vessel . . .

May 24, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Megan Mcardle, originally posted at The Atlantic. I have to say, I don’t understand the idea that one would separate one’s faith from one’s politics.  For an agnotheist like me, all this means is a pretty healthy skepticism of prayer in schools.  But if I did have a firm belief in God, I’d have a … Read More

The Spirituality of Snoopy

May 24, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

By Jonathan Merritt, originally posted at The Atlantic. How the faith of Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip, shaped his work Charles Schulz was widely applauded for a long list of achievements. The creator of the Peanuts comic strip was a Pulitzer Prize nominee, and his comics earned him an Emmy, Peabody, and Congressional Gold … Read More

The Work of the Week

May 7, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

by Eugene Peterson, originally posted at Christianity Today. What ministry is all about the other six days. When Eugene Peterson first wrote this article for Leadership Journal 30 years ago, we couldn’t have predicted that it would be even more apt now than it was then. He frames the issue of pastoral vocation in sharp … Read More

The Gospel at Work

April 27, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

By Sebastian Traeger, originally posted on Made to Flourish. Many Christians fall victim to one of the two main problems when it comes to work: either they are idle in their work, or they have made an idol of it. Both of these mind-sets are deadly misunderstandings of how God intends for us to think … Read More

The Butcher, the Baker, and the Biotech Maker

April 19, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

By Jim Mullins, originally posted at the Gospel Coalition. Over a cup of coffee, Wendell—an entrepreneur with a PhD in biomedical engineering—told me that he was thinking about making a career change. “I don’t want to waste my life,” he said. “I want to do something that has real significance, where I can glorify God … Read More

Liturgy that Affirms Work

April 19, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

by Tom Nelson, originally posted at Made the Flourish. What does Sunday liturgy look like when it celebrates vocation? Using Psalm 90 as an example of a benediction that affirms work, Tom discusses the importance of bringing Monday into Sunday and affirming the vocations of all congregants rather than labeling some forms of work (e.g. … Read More

Sermon at Commissioning Service for Teachers

April 18, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

Originally posted on Made to Flourish. This is the outline of a sermon delivered at a commissioning service for teachers at Bethany Community Church (Seattle, WA).  Thesis: seeing our work as contributing to the common good. Keep being awesome! How can you not love that kid, he already thinks you’re awesome? Teachers are pretty incredible- … Read More

The Creed in Question Form for Workers

April 18, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Originally posted on Made to Flourish.   Do you believe in God? We believe in One God, Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, Source of humanity’s skills, Provider of earth’s riches. We believe in God who is love, and judge of all, who claims our service and worship, longs for our help in creation, … Read More