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Missio on Industry: The Dependent Life (not Wife)

The story of Proverbs 31 boils down to a central concept that extends to all humanity: interdependence. Often forgotten, the first nine verses reveal the advice of a mother to her royal son (King Lemuel – likely Solomon) where she … more »

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Missio on Industry: A Heart to Have (Not an Ideal to Crush Us)

A few years ago, after the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, a social media movement among young Christian women and men exploded. Protesting unrealistic body standards and the usage of raw sex appeal to market swimwear, one Baylor college student … 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: Angry

Nehemiah got angry. He got angry when he heard the outcry and words of the people. Often in Christian circles, anger is seen as a sinful emotion. Sometimes it seems that any emotion outside of joy, happiness, and trust is … more »

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Missio on Just Economics: From Jerusalem to South Asia

There are times when I read the Bible that the people and their cultures seem so far away from me that I feel detached from the story.  Their lives are so different from mine in how they eat, dress, where … 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: No Hand Washing!

“Daniel in the Lion’s Den” has become one of the iconic Biblical stories of faith for Daniel’s bravery and devout persistence in the face of lethal opposition. For good reason, Daniel has often occupied the lion-share of the story (I … more »

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Missio on Daniel: A No Dualism Zone

As I read through Daniel 6 it struck me that there was not a hint of dualism between the sacred and secular in Daniel’s life.  Rather, his faith informed his work and in turn his work, enabled and blessed by … more »

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Missio on Daniel: The Biblical Impossibility of Objectivity

All my life I have heard about and seen illustrations regarding the idea that as a Christian, Christ must be at the center of my life. In every thought and decision it is His influence, example and voice that must … more »

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Missio on Daniel: When Life Gives You Lions…

In many lines of work, one of the key factors of success is ability to work in stressful situations.  Logically, if one can maintain composure during a hailstorm of difficulties and other obstacles, that individual will manage just fine when … more »

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