Rethinking Urban Poverty

August 13, 2018By DPC EditorResources for Churches

Originally posted on Oikonomia Network. Christopher Brooks of Moody Theological Seminary, merging theology with his pastoral experience in Detroit, argues that poverty need not be permanent; the truth of the gospel and the imperatives of discipleship demand constructive solutions to poverty. Click here to read more.

The Great Commission in All of Life

August 12, 2018By DPC EditorResources for Churches

Originally posted on Oikonomia Network. Deborah Gill of Assemblies of God Theological Seminary carefully unpacks the Greek text and biblical/cultural context of the church’s original misison statement, the Great Commission, to show how the church’s task is to “disciplize” in every area of life. Click here to read more.

Fruitfulness Matters

August 11, 2018By DPC EditorResources for Churches

Originally posted on Oikonomia Network. Made to Flourish President Tom Nelson speaks on the integral relationship between faithfulness and fruitfulness, reviewing passages including the Genesis creation account, Proverbs 31 and the teachings of Jesus. Click here to read more.

A Pruned Life: Isaiah’s Posterity Gospel

August 10, 2018By DPC EditorResources for Churches

Originally posted on Oikonomia Network. Drawing on Isaiah 5, Andy Crouch speaks about the challenge of separating real flourishing from mere material prosperity in the midst of economic growth and technological innovation. In a world of instant gratification, what is of lasting importance? Click here to read more.

Just Practicing

July 6, 2018By DPC EditorResources for Churches, Vocation Formation

By: Maria Fee, originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. Participants of the last writers vocation group took upon the task of a writing exercise that responded to an excerpt from Jonathan Edwards’ The Spirit of Charity the Opposite of a Selfish Spirit. The aim was to engage in theologically reflection through the process of writing. We … Read More