While not literal manna from heaven this is how has God chosen to meet our material needs. Individuals stewarding their talents and abilities allows for exchange which is the foundation of any properly functioning economy.
There have been countless books written about Christian stewardship of financial resources. Though most offer valuable insights, they often struggle at finding the right words to make lasting change in their readers' financial lives. Enter a new book, so transparent and direct that you'll feel like you're invading the authors' privacy. In God and Money: How [...]
Whether it was while living in captivity in Egypt, in exile in Babylon, under Roman rule during the First Century, or in secular, modern France, throughout the ages Christians have continually explored what it means to be faithfully present, engaged, and transformative within a culture that may not align with their vision of the good, true, and beautiful.
So how in the world do we wrangle all of our diverse interests into a career? How do I choose when I could easily see myself as an astronomer or an interior designer or a marketer or a small business owner?
Vocation is not just a fancy Christian-ese word for “career.” It comes from the same root word for “vocal” or “advocacy,” which makes sense, as we often use the word “calling” interchangeably. God is calling us to do something.
Alongside the proliferation of religious extremism that seeks to violently stamp out religious minorities, we are witnessing the rise of what historian Wilfred McClay calls “positive secularism,” in which religion becomes confined to the private sphere.
Many Christians struggle integrating faith into their 9-to-5 work lives. And yet, doing so is incredibly important to faithful daily living. How much more so for those tasked with teaching the children in our nation’s schools?
Readers of Francis’s prophetic warnings ought to be deeply moved to improve themselves and the planet. But instead of looking at this social encyclical as a set of policy proposals, Francis’s primary message is that we must learn to see creation as a gift that we receive and care for.
In radical gestures and everyday grace, the Church at her best is magnetic to the world around her. In these moments, theological disagreements often fade, as staunch critics stand aghast at the nonsensical generosity, compassion and grace.