Common Practices for Faith and Work in the Local Church

March 20, 2019By DPC EditorArticle

How will the Church in the 21st century “equip the saints for works of service” (Eph. 4:12) for the vast challenges we face in the world today? This seems overwhelming at first blush. But then I remember that God’s people are touching every area of our cities through their daily work, and it’s the Church’s … Read More

The Proverbs 31 Woman: The More-Than-Capable

March 19, 2019By Mark D. RobertsArticle

In some quarters of the church, the “Proverbs 31 Woman” is, well, proverbial. She is famous—others would say infamous. In a small Midwestern town, young men might boast that they are seeking to marry a “Proverbs 31 Woman.” And why not? The description of “the capable wife” in Proverbs 31 begins by noting that she … Read More

Esther: The Activist

March 12, 2019By Guest ContributorArticle

Out of the tribe of Benjamin, forcefully living under the empire of Babylon, there was a certain young woman. She was not your average person. She could have been written off as a statistic with low chances of success. She was an ethnic minority, an orphan, and a female in a male-dominant society. Her name … Read More

Lydia: The Innovator

March 5, 2019By Guest ContributorArticle

When I think of Lydia in Acts 16:6-15, I often picture her as a hard-working Nicaraguan woman. Driving with my parents through the Nicaraguan countryside as a little girl, I would often take in the sights and sounds of my tropical country out my window. A typical vignette that captured my attention was the sweat … Read More

Below the Glass Ceiling

March 1, 2019By Guest ContributorArticle

I have a weird super power. I don’t like it, but I sometimes disappear. It’s not like a magic trick with stage lights and misdirection of the eye. It happens in the most casual and usual circumstances. I remember when I was in film school in college during my sophomore year, and it was finally … Read More

Where Do You Find Your Value?

February 19, 2019By Guest ContributorArticle

Born with cerebral palsy, I am a disabled woman with serious shame about my inability to work and be a productive member of society. This personal shame has often led me to question my value in the eyes of God. Am I only valuable to the kingdom of God because of the work I can … Read More

Rhythms of Work: Pruning

January 31, 2019By Susie LippsArticle

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” – John 15:1-2 This time of year, in wine country, the vines stand naked and exposed … Read More