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The question of how to reconcile our faith and our work is a permanent challenge after the fall into sin. 

In the Hebrew scriptures we read that God judges Adam: “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.” Recent years have seen a reinvigorated discussion, and even a broad movement, focused on the intersection of faith and work in the modern world. 

What does our worship have to do with our work? And what might our work have to do with our worship? 

Today, Acton senior research fellow Jordan Ballor talks with the coauthors of a new book focused on these questions. Matthew Kaemingk is assistant professor of Christian ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary and Cory Willson is Jake and Betsy Tuls Associate Professor of Missiology and Missional Ministry at Calvin Theological Seminary, and together they are the authors of Work and Worship: Reconnecting Our Labor and Liturgy.

Matthew Kaemingk - Fuller Theological Seminary

Cory Willson - Calvin Theological Seminary

Work and Worship - Matthew Kaemingk & Cory Willson

Get Your Hands Dirty: Essays on Christian Social Thought (and Action) - Jordan Ballor

Work: The Meaning of Your Life - Lester DeKoster

Faithful in All God's House - Gerard Berghoef

Matthew Kaemingk and Cory B. Willson on Work and Worship - Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

Wisdom and Work: Perspectives on Human Labor from Ecclesiastes - J. Daryl Charles