Author Archives: Bill Fullilove

What’s Next for The Washington Institute

A message from Bill Fullilove, Director of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation and Culture.  As Steve moves on to this next phase of his own vocational calling at Regent College, I am humbled and honored that he and the … more »

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Missio on Joseph: From Punk to Pillar

A spoiled little brat tattletales on his brothers, and they hate him for it.  Anyone could have seen that coming in Genesis 37.  Of course, the response of Joseph’s brothers is rather severe: they try to kill him, only belatedly … more »

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Missio on Genesis 13: Unnecessary Generosity

“So Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the Negeb. Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold…. And Lot, who went with Abram, … more »

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Missio on Gen. 11: Bible, Babble, and Babel

It’s hard not to feel like I live in Babylon, a city of spiraling success and ever-increasing reach.  The Bible’s popular etymology for the name is bluntly mocking: “Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And … more »

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Let’s Start at the Very Beginning (Again)

We all live our life by some narrative, even if it’s only “I owe, I owe, so off to work I go.” The narrative frames the activity and gives it meaning.  Of course, most of us have lived our lives … more »

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Missio on Ecclesiastes: Vanity and Meaning in Work

It used to be common to bind a New Testament together with the book of Psalms in a small, pocket-sized version.  The idea was that you heard the gospel in the New Testament and then responded to it with praise … more »

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Missio on Self Reliance: Unless the Lord Builds the House (Psalm 127)

The stress of the modern workplace is well documented.  It’s a big ocean out there, and there are lots of things that can eat you really quickly.  Downsizing, acquisitions, an ever-hastening technology cycle…anyone is suddenly vulnerable to being out of … more »

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Missio on Industry (A Broader View of Proverbs 31)

Proverbs 31 contains the famous poem in description of the ideal woman in Old Testament society.  Far from a shrinking violet without independent thought or motivation, she is a woman of remarkable breadth and capability.  Interestingly, the dominant descriptions of … more »

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Missio on Just Economics (Nehemiah 5)

After the Babylonian exile, a small contingent of Judeans returned to the land of Israel, but their initial efforts at rebuilding the nation were spotty and relatively unsuccessful.  Over the following decades, God raised up leaders to inspire and guide … more »

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Missio on Daniel: Living in Babylon

Jeremiah 29 instructed the Israelites in exile in Babylon to live and work for the good of the pagan society in which they were immersed.  The first six chapters of the book of Daniel give pictures of Israelites who tried … more »

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