About

I am a born-again Christian, husband of 37 years, father of three adult children, and grandfather of two.  I received a B.S. in Mathematics from Colorado State University in 1980 and an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Cornerstone University / Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in 2015.  I am a former youth pastor and junior/senior high school math and science teacher.  I am also a retired Army Master Sergeant with over twenty years of active duty.  I am currently employed as a Department of the Army civilian working at the US Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

I am also a published author.  My first book, Immanuel Labor – God’s Presence in our Profession: A Biblical, Theological, and Practical to the Doctrine of Work was published by WestBow Press in February 2018.  I have also written more than a dozen articles that were published in the NCO Journal, Campus Life magazine, the Army Chemical Review, and for the Center for Army Lessons Learned. Several of the articles posted in this blog have been published on the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics and Center for Faith and Work at LeTourneau University websites.

“Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.” (Psalm 66:16)

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello,
    You reference so many books on God & Work. Do you mind putting a simple list together of your reccomendations? It would be super helpful!

    Love your blog by the way.

    Jeff

    1. Jeff,

      Good to hear from you.

      Here is a list of books I used in my presentation on work:

      Cosden, Darrell, The Heavenly Good of Earthly Work, 2006.
      Grudem, Wayne, Business for the Glory of God, 2003.
      Hardy, Lee, The Fabric of This World, 1990.
      Howard, J. Grant, Balancing Life’s Demands: A New Perspective on Priorities, Multnomah Press, 1983.
      Keller, Timothy, Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work, 2012.
      Nelson, Tom, Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work, 2011.
      Plantinga, Cornelius Jr., Engaging God’s World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living, 2002.
      Sherman, Amy, Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good, 2011.
      Sherman, Doug, and Hendricks, William, Your Work Matters to God, 1987.
      Stevens, R. Paul, The Other Six Days: Vocation, Work, and Ministry in Biblical Perspective, 1999.
      Veith, Gene, Jr., God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life, 2002.
      Witherington, Ben III, Work: A Kingdom Perspective on Labor, 2011.
      Wittmer, Michael, Becoming Worldly Saints: Can You Serve Jesus and Still Enjoy Your Life?, 2015.
      Theology of Work Project, Theology of Work Bible Commentary (vol. 1-5), 2015.

      Thanks for your encouragement!
      Russ

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