Christian Virtues in the Workplace

Throughout my research on how to infuse Christian faith into daily work, I study concepts of servant and spiritual leadership as well as the fruit of the Spirit to examine if these concepts really apply to the workplace, especially a secular workplace. Each time I do a study, I find that they more than relate. They can predict such desired…

Helping that Helps: Six Principles for Poverty Alleviation

By Brian Fikkert; reprinted from Made to Flourish, by permission of The Chalmers Center. At the Chalmers Center, we long to see people who are struggling with material poverty restored to all that God has created them to be as his image-bearers. That’s why we work to equip churches and related ministries to more effectively walk alongside people living in…

Myths & Truths: Seeking God’s Will

By Lisa Slayton; part four of a series. Reprinted from The Wholeness Journey. Last week we examined Myth #2: that a life of comfort and ease will somehow magically occur once we’ve “figured out our calling.” Tied very closely to this is our broken and reductionistic understanding of “God’s will.” Myth #3: God’s will for me is a job, or house, or…

The Four Mondays of Advent

By Meryl Herr; excerpted from The Four Mondays of Advent: Daily Meditations on Faith and Work.   Editor’s note: This week only, The Four Mondays of Advent is available at the special introductory price of $2.99; the price goes up on November 12.   Peace “For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, ‘Peace be within you.’ For…

Spiritual Disciplines & Working, Conclusion

Part three of a series. Reprinted from Ethos. In this series we are looking at six categories of spiritual formation while working. This concluding post looks at the final three categories in detail: Incarnational Working, Spirit-Empowered Working and Social Justice Working. Incarnational Working Just as Jesus, who is God, humbled himself to be born and live as a human to enable us…

Finding God’s Purpose: Review of An Uncommon Guide to Retirement by Jeff Haanen

Earlier this summer, I joined the launch team for Jeff Haanen’s An Uncommon Guide to Retirement with the goal of getting a review out to you all on this blog as part of the book’s launch. Unfortunately I then broke my nose, which is not a recommended productivity technique – so now I am late to the party. Sorry, Jeff! If you…