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Clinical Social Work as a Window to God’s Love

By David Williamson. In many of my previous posts on faith and work, I have found it helpful to explore the specific ways in which different types of workers exercise God’s creative gifts, with a focus on the skills and competencies needed for the work. This helps us see the different ways in which God’s character and mission are embodied…

Missional Professionals in Ukraine’s War Zone

By Joshua Searle, Dnipro Hope Mission; reprinted from the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. The horrific events of recent weeks have caused Christians in Ukraine to reflect on what it means to be a follower of Jesus in a time of war. For my Ukrainian friends, words such as “discipleship” and “mission” have taken on new meanings. They are no…

Success Is Creating Value, Not Making Money

Reprinted from the Oikonomia Network. The vision of the Economic Wisdom Project is summarized in twelve “elements” that provide starting points for thoughtful, biblically informed understanding of contemporary opportunities and challenges. For a handy guide to the twelve elements, download this one-page summary, taken from our EWP vision paper “A Christian Vision for Flourishing Communities”: Below is an excerpt from the paper “Twelve Elements of Economic…

Your Personal Brand

By Renee Tan, reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. It’s day one of my new job. The facilitator is teaching us upstarts about the importance of building a personal brand for ourselves. “A personal brand is a curated perception of what you are known for at work, based on your deliberate actions, decisions and words,” she says. “It forms…

Prayer and Poverty Alleviation

Reprinted from the Chalmers Center. Part one of two; part two is here. God, in Christ Jesus, has chosen to accomplish his plans through the church – your church and every other faithful body of believers around the world! But how does he do this? Living faithfully as the royal priesthood and holy nation that he has called the church to be…

The Big Quit: The Hero Season

By Lisa Slayton, reprinted from The Wholeness Journey. The Big Quit: A Crisis of Calling series launched two weeks ago.,If you missed the introductory post, you will find it here. I have never thought of myself as a competitive person. I like to win – who doesn’t? – but even playing team sports back in high school, I always sensed…

Blessing the Work

By Demi Prentiss, reprinted from Living God’s Mission. John O’Donohue was an Irishman – a poet, a philosopher, and a former Roman Catholic priest. He died in his sleep just days after his 52nd birthday in 2008. His book Beauty: The Invisible Embrace carries the subtitle Rediscovering the True Sources of Compassion, Serenity, and Hope. He explores our intimate human relationship with beauty, calling…

Women Can Have It All, Just Not at the Same Time

Reprinted from the De Pree Center. It is almost 60 years since Betty Friedan first started encouraging women to make choices about their lives. Her 1963 book, The Feminine Mystique is widely celebrated as sparking the second wave of American feminism. In that book she described a problem faced by many women at the time: The problem lay buried, unspoken, for many…

Review: Job-Shadowing Daniel

By David Gill, reprinted from The 313. Larry Peabody is an important contributor to the workplace discipleship/faith at work movement. His own long career includes working for state government agencies for eleven years, seventeen years running his own business, eight years as bi-vocational pastor of a church plant, and thirteen years as a full-time senior pastor. He has seen workplace…

The Low-Status High Calling of the Mail Carrier

By David Williamson. Mail carriers (we used to say “mailmen”) are not considered a very high status occupation, especially if you are a walking carrier and subject to barking – even biting – dogs, mail boxes that are difficult to access, and the occasional complaining or angry recipient. Yet I have been surprised and impressed at the educational level of…