Perhaps it is this season in my life, but I sense a growing alienation from this world. I find myself in a technocratic, post-Christian age that does not see this as the Father’s world. It is their world, where individualism reigns, freedom amounts to pursuing one’s own good, moral values are up to each person, fake news dominates the airwaves, gaining power and wealth are the ultimate objectives, and God is irrelevant.
Work Matters: Lessons from Scripture By R. Paul Stevens $16.00 Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2012. Of the four books on the subject of “work” I have read in the last eight months, R. Paul Stevens, Work Matters, is on the top of my list. Stevens is professor emeritus of marketplace…Continue reading Work Matters: Lessons from Scripture
As we come to back to the story of creation we find a remarkable truth: the Creator God not only created humankind to be his creatures, but also to be his partners in the creative process of causing the world to flourish. In Genesis chapter one we find a summary of the six days of…Continue reading God Designed Us to Partner with Him
I recently attended a conference on faith, work, and economics sponsored by the Kern Foundation’s Economic Wisdom Project in Phoenix, AZ. It was nice to be in 75 degree weather but even better was the valuable input from pastors and seminary professors who gathered from around the United States. The themes of the Project are…Continue reading Reflections on the Faith, Work, and Economics Conference
Editor’s Note: We asked our regular TransformedBlog contributors to give us a short list of their favorite books from 2013 with some brief explanation. We will run them throughout the early part of the new year. Tom Nelson, Work Matters (Crossway, 2011). Nelson brings a great treatment of the issue of faith at work from…Continue reading 3 Favorite Books From ‘13