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The Whole of the Whole Gospel

"In nothing has the church so lost Her hold on reality as in Her failure to understand and respect the secular vocation. She has allowed work and religion to become separate departments, and is astonished to find that, as a result, the secular work of the world is turned to purely selfish and destructive ends, and that the greater part of the world’s intelligent workers have become i...

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Season Series: A Sovereign God in your Season of Singleness

With missionaries often being sent overseas, to unreached countries the stereotype can sometimes become, “well if I’m not married, singleness can be really difficult and lonely.” I would challenge this to say singleness much like marriage, and life in general has its difficulties, yes. But as Jesus followers our goal should be to not overlook this difficulty as a threat but t...

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Everyday Marketplace worker on the go: Start your own #War Room

I begin to step into my 'safe place.' I turn the door knob and slowly cross my legs one over another, and as I sit against the mingled patterned carpet, I feel this weight lift off of my spirit. I begin to play a spiritually and uplifting slow melody on my phone, I gather my thoughts and attempt to notice where my feet are. My feet are directly within eye sight and I breathe out, it'...

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Podcast on: Are you Seeking God in Humility or Pride?

'Revive our Hearts' offers an array of resources, this particular podcast is titled, "Broken or Crushed: How do you approach God? In humility or Pride?" gives listeners a tough call to action. A call to action that can easily be applied to one's current or future vocation. This quick sort of encouragement allows for those listening in to decide whether they are perform...

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Scatter: Go Therefore and Take Your Job with You

In Scatter, missions innovator Andrew Scott sounds a call for a new era of missions, one that uses the global marketplace for gospel growth and sees every Christian—engineer, baker, pastor, or other—as God’s global image bearer. Andrew has served in over 52 countries and is the U.S. president of one of the world’s largest mission agencies. With eyes on a quickly-growi...

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The World at Work - McKinsey & Co.

Check out this article written by McKinsey & Company analyzing the labor supply & demand in the midst of one of the most prominent talent shortage crises our world has seen. Here are some of the hurdles the global economy could face by the year 2020: 38 million to 40 million fewer workers with tertiary education (college or postgraduate degrees) than employers will need, or 1...

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5 Things I'd Tell My 21-Year-Old Self if I Started My Missions Journey Over

30+ years serving in the Muslim World. Over 70 countries researched. If done all over, this is what Nik Ripken would do differently. Nik Ripken and his young family set out on a journey of reckless abandon for the Lord, leading them to serve in mainly the Middle East & North Africa for over 30 years. Ripken writes this article as a point of reflection of what he would tell his 21 ye...

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Secular Work is Full-Time Service - Mike Andrus

Mike Andrus | September 10, 2006Genesis 1-3Series: The Ministry of the Market PlaceMike Andrus is the Senior Adult Ministries Pastor at First Evangelical Free Church of St. Louis County, where he was previously served as the Senior Pastor. He holds a Pre-Ministerial B.A. from Calvary Bible College, an M.A. in Philosophy from Southern Methodist University, a Th.M., from Dallas Theological Semina...

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The Cities that Supercharge Your Career

BBC recently released an article written by Kate Mayberry that discusses the intense competition for jobs within the United States, and the great amount of need for professionals around the world. Mayberry explains the truth that many countries are in search of your individual skills and talents and that there is evidence to predict your advantage in these particular areas. Christine Wright, di...

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Hopeful, Helpful Tips this Holiday Season

Christmas is right around the corner, literally. Your grandmother, as well as half of America has already lit that green candle that smells just like a real Christmas tree. Consumers are already spending money that they don't have on things they mostly don't need. The ground is slowly being covered in frost that has stubbornly decided to stick to your windshield but not become snow, and...

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