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Perspective on the buzz

There's good news if you're hunting for a job: government data shows that the unemployment rate dropped in February to the lowest it's been since 2008.

Yet many of your congregants may still find themselves unemployed or in less than ideal jobs. Susan Wunderink explains that even if we're unemployed, practicing a Sabbath can help "keep our heads above water." The Gospel Coalition suggests that it's still possible to "find joy in a job you don't love."

And if you're a pastor trying to make ends meet, have you ever considered bi-vocationalism? Pastor Ben Connelly recommends it and offers advice for how to find that "perfect" second job.

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Posted: March 15, 2013; All posts for week of March 11, 2013

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