Seminary Spotlight: Sioux Falls Seminary

By Philip E. Thompson, reprinted from the Oikonomia Network. Toward the end of the last Seminary Spotlight report from Sioux Falls Seminary, we shifted our focus a little. Having reported the deep integration of themes attendant on work and the economy in our curricular and co-curricular opportunities, and having shared the fruit being borne by our students in their varied contexts of…

Christian Virtues in the Workplace, Conclusion

This article is part three 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 the Fruit of the Spirit and the key attributes of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22).…

Myths & Truths: Calling and Community

By Lisa Slayton; part six of a series. Reprinted from The Wholeness Journey. Myth #5: Calling is Discerned Individually This myth is tricky, because of course there is some truth here. In fact, you are the one who will ultimately gain clarity of calling as you go through the excavation and uncovering process of vocational discernment. For some professions, there is…

Contentment, Joy and Peace . . . amidst the Job Hunt

By Renee Tan; reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. The workplace is often a source of stress, challenge and temptation for Christian workers. But seeking paid employment can also train us to be more like Christ. My recent job-hunting adventures have helped me see God’s faithfulness despite the weakness of my own faith in Him. In pitching…

Beyond Charity: Churches Helping in Food Deserts

Reprinted from Made to Flourish. Like many pastors, Heber Brown III visits congregants from Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore when they’re in the hospital. But unlike most pastors, he’s doing something more than praying for and visiting people. Over the past five years Brown has mobilized more than two dozen area congregations into the Black Church Food Security Network (BCFSN)…

Called to Ministry at the World’s Largest Airline

By Bill Peel. Reprinted from the LeTourneau Center for Faith and Work. Are you called to ministry? Okay, you probably realize that’s a trick question because we’re all called to ministry as Christ’s ambassadors of redemption. However, I spend a good deal of time talking to people who are well-establish in their work, but they want to leave their work and “go…