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Celebrating Work Liturgically

By Demi Prentiss, reprinted from Living God’s Mission. The Book of Common Prayer offers this collect for Labor Day (BCP, p. 261): Almighty God, you have so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone,…

Jesus’ Work and Our Work

Reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional.  A couple of weeks ago, I talked about Jesus’ work as a carpenter and builder, which is not often remarked upon even though it took up 60% of his life. It is not remarked on because there is not much written about it in the Gospel accounts. However, what IS written about,…

Review: Why Business Matters to God (And…)

By David Gill, reprinted from The 313. Jeff Van Duzer served as professor of business law and ethics, dean of the School of Business and Economics, and provost at Seattle Pacific University. SPU has one of the largest and most successful business schools of any Christian college or university. Few faculties have worked harder and more intentionally at pursuing a biblical Christian view of…

Developing Innate Gifts for Leadership

By Gary Hanson; the author invites your feedback at garyhanson71@gmail.com. It is an oft-debated question whether leadership is something one is born with, or something one acquires. Does a leader grow more by acquired skills from the challenges of work experience, or by natural endowments such as genetics, appearance and personality? Do leaders develop in isolation or did they have…

Seminary Spotlight: Moody Theological Seminary

By Sajan Mathews, reprinted from the Oikonomia Network. The Faith and Work Program at Moody Theological Seminary (MTS) is blessed by the encouragement and full support of the new vice president and dean of the seminary, Winfred Neely. Distinguished Speaker Lectureship on Faith and Work The pandemic has changed our method of hosting the Moody Distinguished Speaker Lectureship on Faith…

Gifted by God for Entrepreneurship

By David Williamson. Part one of two. See part two here. While based in economics and business, the word “entrepreneurship” has come to be applied to people doing innovative, risky work in other areas. Perhaps the second most frequent application of this term is “social entrepreneurship.” It is defined as “the activity of setting up a business, taking on financial…

“Even When I’m Not Here, I’m Working”

By Michelle Koh, reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. This is a follow-up to a post we reprinted earlier this year. A few months ago, I wrote about how a lounge spot cleaner’s work made me reflect on how we sometimes measure the success of our work by visible outcomes.  This same cleaner came back again (yes, I seem to have…

Church and City Partnerships Restore Dignity through Work

By Justin Lonas, reprinted from the Chalmers Center. Part one of two. See part two here. Shantel had come to a very difficult point in her life, living in her car with her four-year-old child. Through the Hampton (Virginia) Department of Human Services, she found a jobs preparedness class and decided to take a shot at a new start. Within…

Learning from Lean, Conclusion

By Andrew Parris and Don Pope, reprinted from Christian Business Review. Citations have been omitted. Part seven of a series. What Christian Leaders Can Learn from Lean Christian leaders, workers and organizations can have confidence that they can learn from and apply Lean wisdom to help them succeed in their work and even to strengthen their Christian identity and mission….In line with these…