Author: The Green Room

Ever heard of a “green room”? It’s the room in a theater where actors and speakers can relax when they’re not on stage….talk to each other about what they really think, fix their makeup, get some coffee, and otherwise prepare for their next moment “on.” Well, this blog is the green room for the faith and work movement, where its leaders can kick off their shoes, grab a cup of coffee or a mug of tea, and talk heart-to-heart about where the movement’s come from, where it’s going, what’s working, and what’s not working. We hope you’ll join the conversation.

Continue the Conversation: How to Help Youth Value School as Work

by Paul Brandes This is the second post in a new series reprinted from Made to Flourish about the importance of integrating faith and work conversations within our youth ministries and homes, including the why and how of talking to our kids about vocation and the ways it relates to our faith.  I first began seriously considering vocational ministry when I…

Seminary Spotlight: Biola University

By Scott Rae; reprinted from Oikonomia Network. The partnership between the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University and the ON continues to reap dividends for our students and external partners. In addition to continuing our classroom integration, we believe we have come up with a beneficial way to integrate new thinking about economic issues with our faculty, and are…

Honoring God in Commercial Real Estate

Note: This is the first of a set of vocation-specific interviews that the Center for Faith and Work at LeTourneau University is planning. We hope to spotlight each one for you here as they are released. By Bill Peel Getting a bird’s-eye view of parcels of land is an important part of real estate development. It’s also a reminder of…

How Rest Can Save the Conversation on Vocation From Itself, Part 5: Embodied Rest

This is the final post in a series of posts adapted from a white paper prepared for Wheaton College’s Theology of Vocation Project. For the rest of the posts, go here. For three reasons, rest consistent with the Sabbath commandment is integral, and not ancillary, to the discussion of vocation and calling. First, the Sabbath commandment can infuse our work and other…

Called Together: A Biblical Perspective on Gender Roles in the Workplace (Part 3)

By Joanna Meyer; reprinted from Denver Institute for Faith and Work. DIFW Editor’s note: Through this series of articles, we’ve explored the challenges men and women face as they labor together. In this installment, Joanna invites Christian men to consider the critical role they play in helping women thrive at work. Be sure to read part 1 and part 2 of the series. Men…

Called Together: A Biblical Perspective on Gender Roles in the Workplace (Part 2)

By Joanna Meyer. Read Part 1 here. “To be honest, I don’t know any women like me…” It’s a lament I hear often when I ask career-minded Christian women to introduce me to faithful women in their network. This feeling of isolation isn’t limited to professional women — ask any stay-at-home mom how lonely her days can be and you’ll…