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IFWE’s Midweek Memo – 03.06.13

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What ‘Made in the Image of God’ Really Means Relevant

Manufacturers make things with raw materials; chefs make things with fruits, vegetables, meats and spices. Every human has the capacity to make things, to create, because we are all made in the image of a creative God. – Dick Staub

Why Your Church Needs Vocation Groups The Gospel Coalition Blog

Vocational groups can be just such communities of belief. Not only do their regular rhythms form habits, but they can also start to convince laity in otherwise daunting work situations that change is indeed possible. – Jeff Haanen

Rap Music for the Glory of God Center for Faith and Work

We (Christians) are great at talking about salvation and sanctification. We are clueless when it comes to art, ethics, science, and culture. Christianity is the whole truth about everything. It’s how we deal with politics. It’s how we deal with science. It’s how we deal with TV and art. – Lecrae Moore

Apologetics, Politics, and Our Moral Imagination Commentary Magazine

I mention all this because in a recent dinner conversation with friends, I observed that what is missing in our politics is the ability to touch people’s moral imagination. My point was that too often in politics, we present our case with facts and figures, with appeals to logic and abstract reasoning. – Peter Wehner

Republicans and Their Faulty Moral Arithmetic Wall Street Journal

Defending a healthy culture of family, community and work does not mean imposing an alien “bourgeois” morality on others. It is to recognize what people need to be happy and successful—and what is most missing today in the lives of too many poor people. – Arthur Brooks

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