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Faith and Work Resources
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Discípulos 24/7 by Mark Greene

y Antony Billington

Discípulos 24/7
Book Description: 

"Discípulos 24/7. Viviendo toda nuestra vida para Cristo" is the spanish version of "The Whole of Life of Christ Enriching Everyday Discipleship" by Mark Greene and Anthony Billington.  This book is published and sold by Andamio for 8,00 €.

Vocación, trabajo y ministerio by R. Paul Stevens
Vocación, trabajo y ministerio
Book Description: 

"Vocación, trabajo y ministerio" is the Spanish version of "The Other Six Days: Vocation, Work, and Ministry in Biblical Perspective (part I)" by R. Paul Stevens.  This book is published and sold by Andamio for 7,00 €.

Uno de los grandes peligros que corremos los cristianos es compartimentalizar nuestras vidas, haciendo que parezca que Dios está interesado únicamente en algunas áreas, en algunas actividades o en algunos días de la semana.

Nuestro trabajo, sea cual sea, y el mundo laboral en general, no pueden quedar al margen de Dios, sino al contrario, debemos desarrollar una visión clara de que ahí también estamos sirviendo al Señor. ¿Te imaginas el impacto que puedes tener si todo lo que haces en tu día a día lo hicieses como para el Señor?

Con esta serie titulada Los otros seis días estaremos abordando, a lo largo de tres Básicos Andamio, la integración de tres grandes temas que tendemos a separar: Vocación, trabajo y ministerio. Para ello, hemos decidido publicar en tres partes el libro original de R. Paul Stevens, The Other Six Days [también publicado bajo el título de The Abolition of the Laity].

La hoja de ruta del Jubileo by Guy Brandon
La hoja del ruta del Jubileo
Book Description: 

"La hoja de ruta del Jubileo: Principios biblicos para contruir la sociedad del siglo XXI" is the spanish version of "The Jubilee Roadmap: Finding our way in the 21st Century" by Guy Brandon.  This book is published and sold by Andamio for 3,00 €.

¿Cómo deberíamos vivir los cristianos nuestro llamamiento a la fe en las distintas áreas de la vida, manteniéndonos fieles a la Palabra, centrados en la tarea misionera de la Iglesia, sin separar lo espiritual de lo secular y de forma coherente en una sociedad poscristiana?

El libro resume la respuesta de Jubilee Centre a ese reto. Está basada en la convicción de que todo aquello que parta de las premisas propias del individualismo, que es el principio dominante en Occidente, hará imposible entender lo que la Biblia nos dice acerca de la sociedad actual. Pero, si leemos la Palabra centrándonos en las relaciones y en el énfasis que Jesús hizo en Mateo 22:37-40, empezaremos a ver cómo se puede hacer frente a las cuestiones sociales, económicas y políticas de nuestro tiempo.

La hoja de ruta del Jubileo plantea dos modos alternativos de examinar ocho temas crucialesLa familia, la propiedad, la comunidad, el gobierno, las finanzas y la economía, el trabajo y el ocio, y el bienestar social y la justicia. Desde una de esas perspectivas, lo que prima es el individualismo, mientras que desde la otra, desde luego la menos frecuente, es el de tener en cuenta lo social y las relaciones justas y constructivas en comunidad.

Aunque breve en extensión, esta introducción a temas tan actuales aporta una perspectiva cristiana sugerente, a la vez que madura y sabia, para poder ser verdadera sal y luz en la tierra. 

Creation and Redemption Resources
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Luna Juice Bar: Fueling Recovery, Impacting Community by Rodolpho Carrasco
This is an article by Rudy Carrasco in's blog
"The woman behind Luna Juice Bar embodies her unique name – Summer Shine – but that wasn’t always the case.

A few years ago, Shine was homeless in New Orleans with a husband about to leave her, a son who wouldn’t take her calls, and a mother who was planning her funeral..."

Spirituality and Work Resources
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Sayings of the Desert Fathers by Alvin Ung

Sayings of the Desert Saints: Perspectives on Work

From The Desert Fathers, Sayings of the Early Christian Monks,

trans. Benedicta Ward (London: Penguin, 2003)

compiled by Alvin Ung

p.5 #11

A brother asked a hermit, ‘Tell me something good that I may do it and live by it.’ The hermit said, ‘God alone knows what is good. But I have heard that one of the hermits asked great Nesteros, who was a friend of Anthony, ‘What good work shall I do?’ and he replied, ‘Surely all works please God equally? Scripture says, Abraham was hospitable and God was with him; Elijah loved quiet and God was with him; David was humble and God was with him.’ So whatever you find you are drawn to in following God’s will, do it and let your heart be at peace.

When you desire to follow God’s will, you can do whatever work you want (be it with people or in quiet).

p.5 #12

Poemen said, ‘To be on guard, to meditate within, to judge with discernment: these are the three works of the soul.’

Doing work for the inner life requires watchfulness, meditation and discernment.

p.10 #9

In Scetis a brother went to Moses to ask for advice. He said to him, ‘Go and sit in your cell, and your cell with teach you everything.’

Solitude is the crucible for transformation and learning.

Organizational Values by R. Paul Stevens

In organizational life, values determine what is cherished and important and how an organization is shaped and managed. The human body operates on blood; an organization operates on values, whether good or bad. Ideally these values are thoughtfully conceived and clearly stated in a document that can be read by members of the organization and recipients of the organization’s service. Sometimes the real functioning values of an organization are in conflict with the advertised ones. So the process of getting people to clarify what values are actually operating and what values should be foundational is one of the most important exercises that can be undertaken in organizational life.

New Financial Twists by Steve Brinn

New Financial Twists, Same Old Fallen World

Steve Brinn

Boeing makes cruise missiles, as well as airplanes.  Is an investment in its common stock sinful?  What about day trading?  How much current income should we stash in a retirement account before giving more than a tithe to the church? Are we responsible, in the eyes of God, if the managers of our pension fund invest in unjust enterprises? Is it a trespass to borrow money using multiple credit cards to keep rolling the sum over?  What about making money by selling short?

These questions illustrate why thoughtful Christians can feel overwhelmed today by issues concerning investment.  Many specific quandaries we face simply weren't present during Christ's life on earth. Still we believe God gives us all the guidance we need to faithfully work through both old and new questions regarding financial stewardship. 

Here is a survey of some of that guidance for pilgrims facing new financial twists and turns in the same old fallen world.

My Paddles Keen and Bright by R. Paul Stevens

My Paddle’s Keen and Bright: A Reflection on Canoeing in Canada

R. Paul Stevens is Professor Emeritus of Marketplace Theology, Regent College. He is married to Gail, who canoes from the bow, has thee married children and eight grandchildren.

My paddle’s keen and bright,

Flashing with silver,

Swift as the wild goose flies,

Dip, dip and swing.

At an international party outside Lijiang, the ancient cross-roads of the Silk Road in Yunnan Province China, each person was asked to sing a song from their homeland. Will we sing our national anthem? (A cartoon once showed Canadians singing the anthem with the first line in bold large type and then trailing off in smaller and smaller type until there was nothing coming out of their mouths!) Gail, my wife, and I decided, after a brief conference, on a canoeing song. “My Paddle’s keen and bright / Flashing with silver / Swift as the wild goose flies / Dip, dip, and swing.” The song itself, which we both learned at Pioneer Camp in Ontario as young teenagers, has a rhythm that is evocative of the spiritual journey. It was at that camp that my love for the Canadian canoe and canoeing was birthed. There I learned the “J” stroke, the draw, the circle stroke and the Indian stroke. Now, to be politically correct, it should be called the First Nations stroke—it is a marvellous twist of the paddle so you never remove it from the water enabling you to move forward soundlessly. This amazing craft opened up our vast land of rivers and lakes. One forty pound canoe can carry two adults and a load of gear, and can be portaged over the head by one person with paddles lashed to the thwarts to rest, uneasily to be sure, on the shoulders of the canoeist.

Money in Christian History by John G. Stackhouse, Jr.

Money in Christian History

by John G. Stackhouse, Jr.

Many medieval manuscripts blossom with splendid decorations: fabulous animals frolic within huge capital letters; lush vegetation curls through margins; and intricate abstract patterns form dazzling frames. By the year 1300, however, gothic manuscripts began to present more distasteful sights. In one of these drawings, a worried-looking ape crouches and defecates three coins into a golden bowl. In another, a monster-head vomits gold coins into a golden bowl. The subject of money—the subject Jesus is said to have addressed more often in the Gospels than any other—now shows up graphically in Christian reflection.

It shows up, furthermore, in all of the strong ambivalence that has characterized Christian views of money through the ages. Money is shiny and beautiful, but also somehow related to filth, waste, and evil. Sigmund Freud drew modern attention to the linkage between money and excrement. Our own colloquial speech makes plain our ambivalence and even antagonism toward money: that man over there getting out of the limousine is "filthy rich" or "stinking rich," while the poor fellow leaving the casino penniless has been, ironically, "cleaned out."

Is There a Biblical Definition of Economic Justice? by Ronald J. Sider

Is There a Biblical Definition of Economic Justice?

Ronald J. Sider

How do we as Christians discern the nature of economic justice?  Whether or not we realize it, some normative system of values partially determines every economic decision we make.  The Bible provides norms for thinking about economics in two basic ways: the biblical story and a biblical paradigm on economic justice.


The biblical story is the long history of God’s engagement with our world that stretches from creation through the fall and the history of redemption to the culmination of history when Christ returns.  This biblical story offers decisive insight into the nature of the material world, the dignity and character of persons, and the significance and limitations of the historical process.  For example, since every person is made by God for community, no one will ultimately be satisfied with material abundance alone, or with material abundance kept for oneself.  Since every person is so important that God became flesh to die for her sins and invite her to live forever with the living God, economic life must be ordered in a way that respects this God-given dignity.