Tag Archives: Authority

Welcome to the Real World

Who decided that I was qualified to be in charge of the language learning of a bunch of elementary schoolers? Or that I could come in and run communications efforts with relative autonomy? Whoever it was, I’m sure they have … more »

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Missio on Work (Ephesians 6:5-9): An Economy of Grace

In March, I wrote an article on the “Economics of Human Trafficking.” Over the past six or so years, more and more people have become aware of the reality of slavery today: there are an estimated 30 million slaves in … more »

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Missio on Work (Ephesians 6:5-9): Stamina to Serve

Growing up, I developed a passion for swimming.  It instilled in me many values for which I am very thankful, but the greatest of these values is determination.  I was determined to work hard and do whatever I was told, … more »

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Missio on Work (Ephesians 6:5-9): The Freedom to be Free

Life is full of unsexy tasks. For example, unclogging toilets, roofing, spreadsheets, thank you letters, file sorting, quality control, set striking… the list goes on. I’ve done all of those things listed above and then some, and most of them … more »

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Missio on Work (Ephesians 6:5-9): Motivated by Praise

Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service … more »

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Missio on Work (Ephesians 6:5-9): The Impactful Intern

No one loves being the intern. In most cases, interns make the coffee, plan meetings for superiors and are given the mindless tasks of putting numbers or names into an Excel sheet. To make matters worse, most interns in D.C. … more »

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Missio on Work (Ephesians 6:5-9): Designed with Dignity

As Christians, we know we are called to submit to those in authority above us. Romans 13:2 is just one of many verses in the Bible that points to this: “Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what … more »

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Gleaning, Generosity, and Imaging God

Misfortune Strikes The book of Ruth is a great example of reversal, of tables turning in favor of God’s people. Speaking of God, He is clearly at the controls.  That is, God is clearly orchestrating the events of this love … more »

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