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This Was Not My Plan

Sep 03, 2014 | Courtney Reissig

To me, work outside the local church could not honor God as much as work in a pulpit or a counseling session. I secretly judged Christians who weren't willing to make the tough sacrifices that vocational ministry requires. Read More

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The Secret of Joy

Sep 02, 2014 | Jim Martin

Having spent a lot of time in church, I have to wonder if we are confused about joy. Read More

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The Day I Confessed Pastoral Malpractice

Aug 29, 2014 | Tom Nelson

I neglected the callings of my people. I pushed them into church work. Now it was time to equip them to be the body of Christ in the world. Read More

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From Playing for the NFL to Giving Children a Chance

Aug 28, 2014 | Bethany Jenkins

I was super successful in the eyes of the world, but I was torn up inside. I felt like God was saying to me, 'I’ve given you everything you wanted. Are you fulfilled?' And the answer was, no. I wasn’t fulfilled. I craved something more. Read More

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How to Deal with a Bad Boss

Aug 28, 2014 | Dan Doriani

Authorities deserve respect, if not for their merits, then out of reverence for God, who placed them in their role. Read More

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Made for More: Home + Work

Aug 27, 2014 | Hannah R. Anderson

God did not create the marketplace and the home to be in competition with each other but to depend on each other; and when we insist on pitting them against each other, we end up failing at both. Read More

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How Now Shall (or Can?) We Write

Aug 27, 2014 | Bethany Jenkins

Whether we use 'must' or 'may' in our writing isn't just about tone. It's about the authority of God, too. Read More

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What Teachers Really Need for ‘Back to School’

Aug 25, 2014 | Christopher Copeland

Join me in praying for my teacher colleagues gearing up for another year full of the hope that keeps us doing what we do. Read More

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The Church’s Call to Steward God’s Mission in the World

Aug 19, 2014 | Stephen Grabill

Stewardship is about finding your place—that is, all the dimensions of your many callings—in God’s economy of all things Read More

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The Church Is for the Life of the World

Aug 18, 2014 | Bethany Jenkins

The church not only carries on the lived-out memory of God's plan for the world, it also anticipates the heavenly kingdom. Read More