MLK on Work

To honor Martin Luther King’s contribution to the faith and work movement, we are reposting this article from our archives. It was originally part one of a series. Many in our movement have heard some version of Martin Luther King’s famous “street sweeper” illustration, which calls on workers to pursue excellence in their work and find dignity and meaning in…

Christian Virtues in the Workplace, Part 2

This article is part two of a three-part diary to demonstrate how an employee can integrate their Christian faith in the workplace, regardless if it is a Christian workplace or not. In this article, we will focus on Spiritual Leadership and the key attributes of altruistic love, faith/hope, inner life, meaningful work, sense of community, and vision. This article will…

Myths & Truths: Worth and Identity

By Lisa Slayton; part five of a series. Reprinted from The Wholeness Journey. Myth #4 may be the hardest one of all to tackle. It is the myth that our worth is determined by our accomplishments and performance as well as by the approval of others. We often confuse calling and performance. Are we being productive? Are we delivering results? Are…

Chaplains in the Workplace

Reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. I was doing research for an organisation I was part of, supporting Christians working in the mining industry. We had received a grant to examine the need for chaplains in the industry. I called Wayne, who was mine manager at a large coalmine in Australia’s Hunter Valley. He was a bit…