Learning from lean

By Andrew Parris and Don Pope, reprinted from Christian Business Review. Citations have been omitted. Part one of a series. We live in an unpredictable, complex, competitive, pluralistic and divided world. Increasingly, successful businesses and organizations require leaders who understand the times and who can inspire and guide their teams to design and deliver superior valuable products and services for…

“Everywhere Saints” During Pandemic

By Fletcher Lowe, reprinted from Living God’s Mission. One of my favorite hymns, especially around All Saints, is “I sing a song of the Saints of God” – with one big exception: Toward the end of the second stanza are these words, “…and one was slain by a fierce wild beast, and there’s not any reason, no not the least, why…

Work Is Worship, but Don’t Worship Work

Reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. In the current uncertain climate, some of our ideas about work are being challenged, as the place of work for some gets relocated temporarily to home. It is a good opportunity to reconsider the place of work in our lives. Derek Thompson, writing in The Atlantic, has warned that work has become a…

Workplace Discipleship 101 Webinar on Nov. 21

Reprinted from The 313. A WorkPlace 313 Virtual ForumSaturday, November 21, 2020•9:00-10:30 a.m. Pacific Time Stepping Into the AdventureWorkplace Discipleship 101 An Exploration Moderated by Donna Wright Somerville This month, on November 21, we explore the Workplace Discipleship 101 adventure. Workplace Discipleship 101: A Primer is the ninth book published by Workplace 313 Executive Director David Gill. He sees it as, in many respects, the culmination of his long career teaching Christian…

Seminary Spotlight: Seattle Pacific Seminary

By Katherine Douglass, reprinted from the Oikonomia Network. This past quarter at Seattle Pacific Seminary, I taught a course entitled Vocational Discernment and Discipleship. This course is described as “explor[ing] various models of Christian discipleship that are intended to sustain a lifetime of ministry, and various processes of vocational discernment.” One of the challenges many Christians face is having a…

Work, From the Beginning

By David Williamson, part one of a series. From the beginning, at the dawn of history, men and women are called first into a relationship with God. Then, secondly, they are called to participate with God in exercising “dominion” – managing, shaping, designing and developing the world that God has created and entrusted to humans. The creator God is an…

Remember, Zoom Is Also “Real Life”

By Laura Cerbus, reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. This year has been filled with events that we did not anticipate. They have altered our lives profoundly, and I find myself again and again longing for real life – to teach “for real” and not on Zoom, to go to church “for real” and not on Zoom, to…

Why Family-Sensitive Workplaces Were More Prepared for Pandemic

By Rachael Anderson, reprinted from Made to Flourish. When I show up for work, hours after wrangling breakfast for my two school-age children, I work alongside colleagues with newborns at home, those who have no children those who spent yesterday afternoon taking an aging parent to the doctor. Our various life stages and stations are each worthy of respect and…

The Mirage of the “Return to Work”

By Lisa Slayton, reprinted from The Wholeness Journey. As I work with leaders around the country, I am paying careful attention to both the words being used as well as the intent behind those words. “When we get back to work…” or “When we can get back to normal…” is a common refrain. These words and the thinking behind them are…