Frontline/Workplace

Frontline/Workplace

The Problem with Elevating Pastoral Ministry Above Other Ministries – “What Ministry Might That Be?”

Several years ago I was sitting in the pew on Sunday morning at historic All Souls Church in central London listening to John Stott preach.  To illustrate a point, he recounted a conversation with a friend of his.  Apparently John’s friend had shared with him some news about a mutual acquaintance, explaining that this person had recently gone into “the ministry.”  John then replied, “What ministry might that be?”  John’s friend was confused by the question, particularly from such an…

Between Two Worlds: In But Not Of the World

In my last post I wrote about running, so I thought I’d continue with that theme today. Whenever I go for a jog, I like to listen to praise music. Unfortunately, on one occasion when I popped in the earbuds, one of them didn’t work. I tried to fiddle with it, but nothing helped. At first I was somewhat annoyed by this, as I was hoping to have a wonderful time running and praising God (silently of course!). Once I…

Crossing the Finish Line – God’s Story & Your Everyday Frontline

I could barely make out the finish line approaching in the distance.  As I strained my eyes down Boylston Street, I reflected on how many runners had made a similar journey before me – how I was literally following in their footsteps.  Yet as I crossed the line of Boston’s historic marathon, there was no moment of elation.  No sense of accomplishment.  Why?  Well, I had not actually run the Boston marathon that day.  I was merely running an errand. …

Jiro Dreams of Sushi – Christian Faith & Work Discussion Questions

Please use these questions to discuss the 2001 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi from a Christian perspective. They are meant to help us all better integrate our faith and work. Questions 1) At the beginning of the movie, Jiro Ono says, “Once you decide on your occupation… you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret…

The Co-Missioned Church Series

The Co-Missioned Church Series Trailer from Chris Lake on Vimeo. Check out the trailer for The Co-Missioned Church Series by Chris Lake with the Vere Institute. Pastor Jonathan, Doreen, and our whole Cornerstone church got to participate in its making.

Workplace Commission

Leader (to congregation): Today we are commissioning anyone in our church who desires to dedicate their professional life to the Lord. In Scripture, we worship the Lord not just through prayer and song and the things we do at church, but through our everyday lives, including the time we spend and the things we do in our workplaces. 1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (NIV) …