There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

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that whole “multiple-bottom-line” thing….

to any of you in the business-world, what if your bottom-line ended up looking more like the bottom-line in this business?

this ain’t no tract-printing operation.

Video Illustration: China: Kingdom Business – Bluefish TV

He came that you might work and work abundantly

I don’t believe we can ever think too much about how our work–in whatever field–finds its meaning in our faith.  I do believe we think too infrequently about that relationship.  I’d even bet we unconsciously rank work according to how explicitly it deals with our evangelistic callings.

So, we’re overdue for another comment on the meaning of whatever work that we do.  Here’s a short comment on the subject with an opportunity to follow it into a wider discussion.

He came as a child that you and I might learn to work as children of God.

Jacob’s ladder and the corporate ladder

sgtsanta.jpgso we spent a couple days last weekend thinking, discussing, and praying about how our faith and our occupation ought interact. (Along the way we encountered serendipitous insight–but unrelated to the topic at hand–into ‘why they hate us.’ Picture at right taken at the entrance to Joe Pool Lake, where we rested from our consideration of a work for a while. The state park was gearing up for their holiday Christmas light extravaganza. Santa has apparently traded in his sleigh for an F-1 Abrams.)

The question is, now what? What shall we now do with the essence of Chuck’s commentary on how: Read the rest of this entry »

calling and some dramatic distortions of it

callingchart.pnghere’s my attempt at summarizing the definition and the dimensions of calling I tried to get across last Sunday. To have a calling is to have multiple callings, since life is a multi-faceted thing–a range of responsibilities in a variety of domains, a series of seasons and changing circumstances. Special thanks to Charles Drew and the early manuscript of his book, A Journey Worth Taking, for the substance here.

This week, I’d like us to look at three film clips–films Read the rest of this entry »