7 Things Pastors Should Know About Millennials and Work

Reprinted from Made to Flourish.   Trinity Presbyterian in Charlottesville, Virginia, has hosted a Fellows Program for nearly 15 years. It’s an opportunity for recent college graduates to come to our city, live in congregants’ homes, serve in our church and community, take seminary courses, and work part-time in marketplace jobs suited to their career interests. Dennis Doran has directed Trinity’s program since its…

Seminary Spotlight: Fuller Theological Seminary

By Mark Roberts Reprinted from the Oikonomia Network website. Fuller Seminary remains grateful for the work of the Oikonomia Network and deeply committed to our common goals. In the past year, we have continued to help all our students grapple with issues of work and calling in required core courses. We have entered the second year of our D.Min. cohort that…

Book Review: Suicide of the West

Our society is sick. The United States is obviously in tumult with sharp divisions between Red and Blue with the litmus test being which political party one thinks is treasonous. Surely there is some mush in the middle, but it would be a happier world if the simplistic generalization were farther from the truth. And, though the unhappiness of our…

Setting God’s People Free

By Demi Prentiss With the passage of Resolution C005, the Episcopal Church’s General Convention earlier this year created the Task Force on Formation and Ministry of the Baptized. That group of 12 Episcopalians have been charged to “identify or develop curricula, practices, and strategies that can be used by dioceses and congregations to encourage and engage all the baptized in…

Book Review: First, Break All the Rules

By Debra J. Dean Buckingham and Coffman’s classic book First, Break All the Rules (1999) is inspiring, insightful, and encouraging, and their common sense approach to finding the answer to what makes a great manager is brilliant. Their findings confirmed that not all great managers use the same leadership style, nor do they all adhere to conventional wisdom. This book…

No, Really: We Don’t Have an Adequate Way to Talk About the Meaning of Work

I have an essay about work and meaning in the current issue of The Hedgehog Review. The essay has elicited some good responses from friend and stranger alike; I’m grateful for all. I always have mixed feelings when people write to say my essays about work resonate with their experience. On the one hand, my entire goal is to put words to the experience…