If I were to take you in a helicopter to Afghanistan and parachute you into the middle of the country without a map and without knowledge of how to discern where one of 10 million mines are located, how long do you think you would last?
Being dropped into minefields without knowing [...]READ FULL POST →
It is not uncommon for many people to think there is an unbridgeable chasm between Christianity and economics.
There are unbelievers who are aghast at the notion that economic truth has any affinity with anything smacking of religious belief. On the other hand, many Christians assume economics is about how [...]READ FULL POST →
Can believers work with non-believers?
For most of us, our jobs and everyday activities bring us in contact with non-believers. We work alongside them day after day. How do we think biblically about this situation?
The answer is found in the biblical doctrine of common grace.
I’ve defined [...]READ FULL POST →
Jesus, on the night he was betrayed…
We are all familiar with these words, usually said as we join together in the Lord’s Supper. But before serving that remarkable first communion, Jesus did something else that was also remarkable.
He washed the disciples’ feet.
In doing this, Jesus provided a [...]READ FULL POST →
With final exams and graduation right around the corner, college seniors are preparing to enter the most uncertain time in their lives.
Even with fewer options today than pre-recession grads, students don’t want to take the first or highest-paying job that comes their way. They’re thinking differently about how to [...]READ FULL POST →
The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE) has released a Spanish version of its video, “Freedom to Flourish.” The video shares the message that all work, not just that of pastors and missionaries, is significant, and points to the critical role that freedom plays in [...]READ FULL POST →
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
- 1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV)
As we enter into Holy Week we should ask ourselves the question, “What does the [...]READ FULL POST →
How do we establish a balance between work and the rest of life?
Two passages in particular can shed light for us on this question. These passages give a picture of God’s character, and understanding God’s character is the first step in finding a work-life balance.
The first passage is [...]READ FULL POST →