I Went to a Fight and a Prayer Meeting Broke Out

Faith in the workplace. Can we acknowledge that bringing faith into the workplace is sometimes a difficult topic?   Internally, people feel confusion. Externally, it’s a minefield. Maybe it’s awkward coffee break conversations. Or maybe it’s loaded with professional repercussions that impact promotions and even employment.   But sometimes it’s just funny.   Watch this video about former […]

The Debt We Owe to Abraham Kuyper

  For information on our Faith, Life, and Work Conference, click here.   When we talk about how “everything is spiritual,” or the importance of integrating all of our Faith, Life, and Work, we owe a debt to Abraham Kuyper. He famously said, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, […]

One Overwhelming and Fulfilling “Yes”

The highlight of David Brooks’ book The Road to Character was his portrayal of St. Augustine’s internal journey. Brooks skillfully connects this ancient saint’s experience to our own. In one place, he speaks to an issue common to many college students and young adults: Augustine’s feeling of fragmentation has its modern corollary in the way […]

What I’m Reading This Month [October]

From time to time, I thought I’d share what I’m reading and finding helpful or stimulating. Here’s what I was reading in September. If you’re reading these or anything else interesting, I’d love to know in the comments!       Rework is a manifesto of sorts. It’s about upending more traditional ways of starting and growing […]

3 Ways to Help People Pursue Kingdom Work

This is a broken world. You know that. I know that. People know that.   They want justice. They want peace. They want flourishing. They want people to have clean water and mosquito nets and new shoes and literacy and no abuse and access to education–and the list goes on. They want things to be […]

A Prayer on Vocation

Faith and work are meant to go together. Take some time to pray for your vocation, and your attitude towards your vocation! Our God who has created us, we thank you for entrusting us with important and meaningful vocations. Forgive us for belittling work, for finding work menial, and for taking our work lightly. Change […]

In Defense of Strategy

This morning I came across a post by Sam Allberry called Why ’Strategic Ministry’ Makes Me Deeply Uncomfortable. I really like Allberry’s work generally speaking; his little book “Is God Anti-Gay?” is succinctly brilliant, helpful, and pastoral. By all accounts he’s a great guy. But I was disappointed in this post. As I read Sam’s post, it seems he is uncomfortable with […]

Faith, Life & Work | A New Conference later this Fall!

We are super excited to be offering a new conference experience this Fall around the topic of Faith, Life, and Work. This event will be for students, working professionals–anyone really! Here’s the gist: Learn how to take your faith with you in every aspect of life – from work to home to play. No matter your career […]

Keep it Simple

It’s not easy to keep things simple. If you can’t explain a concept to an 8 year old, you might not really understand it. And we see this all the time in the church. Unnecessary complexity in ministry systems keeps them clogged and ineffective. Unnecessary complexity in faith conversations keeps us from meaningful, substantive ways […]

Jesus, the Savior

I wrapped up our 3-part mini-series on ICHTHUS this past Sunday by looking at Jesus as our Savior and Atoning Sacrifice. It’s a bit long but, hey, substitutionary atonement is deep waters!   You can listen to part 1 on Jesus the Christ here and part 2 on Jesus, God’s Son here.