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Sermons | October 14, 2016

Scripture: Luke 2, 6, 10

Making a Contribution

by David Swanson

Dr. David Swanson preaches on the dignity and purpose of work, drawing a connection between Jesus’ 18 years of carpentry and the value God places on the work we do. Note that the first several minutes of the video outline several of the new faith and work initiatives at their church. This can be extremely […]

Sermons | August 26, 2016

Scripture: Isaiah 60

That’s What Makes You Beautiful

by Case Thorp

Sermon Text:  Lift up your eyes all around, and see; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be carried on the hip. Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and exult, because the abundance of the sea shall be turned […]

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Articles | February 23, 2017

3 Reasons Why the “Vocation Conversation” Is Critical

by Amy Sherman

[Ed. Note: This article is adapted from a talk Amy Sherman gave at the Denver “Redeeming Work” conference sponsored by Christianity Today Institute September 2014.] Congregational leaders, and especially pastors, often experience people telling them: “This is REALLY important! You MUST preach on this!” The “this” can be all manner of things, from evangelism to […]

Articles | February 22, 2017

What Does Our Tagline Mean? Why We Are a Pastors’ Network for the Common Good

by Matt Rusten

You may have noticed our tagline in the top left side of our site: “A pastors’ network for the common good.” It strikes some as an odd phrase–the common good. What is that? And why would it be a part of our tagline? Simply put, seeking the common good is the idea of pursuing actions […]

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Thought Leader Videos

Thought Leader Videos | July 1, 2016

Greg Forster: The Christian Life at Work

by Greg Forster

Greg Forster, director of the Oikonomia Network (a network of theological seminaries and faculty) speaks to how valuable integrating your faith with work and economics can be for your church, your community, and your Christian walk.

Thought Leader Videos | July 29, 2015

Al Mohler: The Image of God at Work

by Al Mohler

Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, cites the Hoover Dam as an example of the enormous ability and industry that God imbued in humanity at creation. Pastors, he says, need to help their people connect the storyline of scripture with their work and economic lives.

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MTF News

MTF News | February 23, 2017

Visit Our Youtube Channel!

by Matt Perman

Many people may not be aware that we have a YouTube channel filled with great interviews and other videos on faith, work, and economics integration. Here are a few highlights: Work is Beautiful: The Florist’s Story. This is one of our most talked about videos, which is often shown at conferences. It is an inspiring […]

MTF News | February 22, 2017

Messages from Our Past Common Good Conferences

by Matt Perman

Now that registration is open for CG2017, let me point you to something related that may be of interest: the content from our prior CG conferences. CG2015 You can learn all about CG2015 by browsing the tabs for the conference archive on our site, and even see a few pictures. You will also see that […]

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