Category: Unsolved Problems

How Do We Work It Out in the Nitty-Gritty? An Interview With Andrew Laird

Andrew Laird is Dean of the Ridley Marketplace Institute at Ridley College and Director of Life@Work, an initiative of City Bible Forum, Melbourne. His book for workplace Christians, Under Pressure, releases on October 26. TGR: First of all, tell us about your own background. AL: My background is in radio journalism. I grew up in an evangelical church, was taught well, started…

Making a Permanent Impact on American Society

Dear peers in the Faith & Work Movement, I often imagine what collective impact between our ministries and churches might look like. What would it look like for us to partner together to make a permanent, generational impact on American society? When it comes to work, in many ways, our society is hemorrhaging. The labor participation rate for men age 24-55 is…

Work as Holy War

By Greg Forster; part one of a series. In this series, I’ll be looking at our daily work as a holy war to destroy the devil’s works. “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” He won the victory for us on the cross,  of course. But as our work becomes cruciform it becomes a…

There Is No Such Thing As a Self-Made Man: What We Owe the Worker

Reprinted from Patheos. I spent my Labor Day weekend laboring: I dug potatoes, started a batch of sauerkraut, simmered beef bones to make stock for Vietnamese pho, froze vegetables, and canned sauce. I tried to deal with the weeds in my garden, and then gave up the unequal struggle. I don’t mind that I spend my days off working, though, because…

Book Review: Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

I am always looking for books that discuss neglected aspects of the faith and work conversation. Rest is certainly one such aspect and I’m pleased to see an increasing numbers of books (such as Garden City) discussing it. Rest is written for a secular audience, but it has lessons for the FAW conversation. The author, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, is the founder of…