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Becoming Christ-Like
Friday, September 11, 2015

This story begins in an adult Sunday school class. During our discussion, "Bob” told how God had made a way through a workplace crisis. He later agreed to a video-recording for use in the church service. With the help of a friend on the camera, we did the interview in our living room.

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Supporting Believers
Monday, August 24, 2015
Years of emphasizing the importance of making workplace-ready disciples has led me to the writing of another book. Not on Christians in the workplace, as such, but on the way we do church. read more...
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Grasping Vocation
Monday, July 13, 2015

A Christian woman who had served 24 years as the Grenada County (Mississippi) Circuit Clerk resigned last month after learning of the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage. She said, "I cannot in all good conscience issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples under my name because the Bible clearly teaches that homosexuality is contrary to God's plan and purpose for marriage and family.”

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Embodying Truth
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Several weeks ago I met with a group of Christ-followers who all work for government. During our "Table Talk” sessions in our dining room, we discussed some of the unique problems of living out their faith while working for a public agency. On the last evening of our four-session series, they all agreed that the most vexing parts of their work was coping with people-problems.

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Doing Earthwork
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Recently my wife and I attended a concert in Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Ten grand pianos sat on the multi-level stage. An equal number of magnificently gifted pianists sat on the piano benches. As I listened, I found myself worshiping—not worshiping the musical artists but worshiping the God who had created human hands capable of making such music.

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Becoming Christ-Like
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Countless Christians repeat what we call the Lord’s Prayer in our Sunday gatherings. As a result, a great many of us can say it word-for-word from memory. But how often do we carry the themes of that wonderful prayer over into Monday and the work week?

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Becoming Christ-Like
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Countless Christians repeat what we call the Lord’s Prayer in our Sunday gatherings. As a result, a great many of us can repeat it word-for-word from memory. But how often do we carry the themes of that wonderful prayer over into Monday and the work week?

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Embodying Truth
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

You probably watched the recent events in Baltimore. Once again, our attention has been riveted on race-relations in the U.S. As TV cameras zoomed in on the tragic scenes there, I began reading Cynthia Estlund’s book, Working Together: How Workplace Bonds Strengthen a Diverse Democracy.In the book, she argues that "The single most promising arena of social integration—at least for adults—is the workplace.”

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Supporting Believers
Friday, April 24, 2015

Picture this imaginary scene: Jesus leading a workshop for his disciples on creating sermon illustrations. Now suppose Peter raises his hand and asks, "Where can we find good ones?” How do you think Jesus would answer? I strongly suspect he would say something like, "Do what you’ve seen and heard me do—look for illustrations in the workplaces of those you’re teaching.”

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Embodying Truth
Friday, April 17, 2015
Where do Christ-followers most regularly interact with non-Christians? Decades ago, much of that took place in our neighborhoods. Now? Not so much. read more...
Grasping Vocation
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

In this series of blogs, we’re exploring that searching question: Why are we here? As seen in Genesis 1 and 2, our first two core callings are communing with God and creating community. Let’s see how those same pre-sin chapters also unfold our third core calling.

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Grasping Vocation
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Communing with God (see previous blog) is our first "core calling.” What, then, is the second, as also seen in Genesis 1 and 2?

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I am finding God putting me on the front lines at the car dealership nearly everyday...I sense that as my faith deepens God trusts me to minister to both believers and non-believers. The sequence of events unmistakenly shows God working through His Holy Spirit on an almost daily basis at work.
- Craig Anderson
Few business people . . . think of themselves as full-time ministers in the marketplace. Fewer still are encouraged in this by their churches. Hardly anyone gets commissioned to their service in the world except foreign missionaries.
- R. Paul Stevens, THE OTHER SIX DAYS, p. 39