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Christ Among the Contractors
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Christ Among the Contractors

How my work at a construction company reveals Jesus as much as my theology books once did.

It was, perhaps, a sign of the times that I was a fresh college graduate with a historical theology degree applying for a job in electrical contracting. It was 2009, and I had spent the past four years studying the arc of theological truth through ...

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August 11, 2013  8:39pm

I was ordained before I went to my first pastorate about four years after finishing college and seminary. At 68 and retired from full time ministry, I now look back and believe I was most useful for Christ when outside the office of a minister. "Inside" was too confining for me. Give me a Christian on the streets, before one from "inside".

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Jay Brennan

August 10, 2013  8:30am

Thanks so much for this amazing graceful true story.

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Jim Ricker

August 09, 2013  4:41pm

Zach, thank you for sharing this story with us. As someone who went back to school, earned his theological degree at 40 and finds himself not in the position he thought he was called, this article is a wonderful reminder of what it truly means to be like Jesus.

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August 09, 2013  12:40pm

Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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