Impacting the City: 5280 Fellows’ Professional Projects

We received an email about the 5280 Fellowship recently from Jeff Haanen, a blogger here and the director of the Denver Institute for Faith and Work. The Fellowship is a leadership program in Denver and Boulder for full-time professionals who are committed to applying the gospel to their work. Here’s an excerpt from what he had to say about this exciting…

Book Review: The Greening Of the Church

I was recently introduced to a book that, while not new, has important wisdom for leaders in the faith and work movement. The Greening Of the Church (1971) was written by Findley Bartow Edge (1916-2002). Dr. Edge held the Basil Manly, Jr. Chair of Religious Education at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he taught for more than 40 years. Edge authored…

What Henry David Thoreau Can Contribute to a Theology of Work

Jonathan Malesic, one of our bloggers, recently sent out a note alerting his mailing list to a paper he’s written for the Journal of Religious Ethics on resources from Thoreau for dealing with the “suckiness” of work (TGR’s term, not Malesic’s). The paper is behind a paywall, but if you belong to an academic institution you may have access to the…

What Christian Vocation Looks Like for the Elderly

The faith and work movement can tend to celebrate the entrepreneurial, which by extension often means celebrating the young (because, after all, they’re usually the ones with the energy to start new things.)  The Christian Century ran an excellent article a little while ago about what vocation looks like in older adults: If vocation is about God’s call to persons (and…

Vocation Should Not Be a Middle-Class Luxury: An Interview With Gordon Preece

Gordon Preece is an Anglican minister, the director of Ethos: Evangelical Alliance Centre for Christianity & Society, and the founding director of RASP, the research Centre for Religion and Social Policy of the University of Divinity, all in Victoria, Australia. We talked to him as part of an ongoing series of interviews with leaders of faith and work ministries. TGR:…