Is the Faith & Work movement just another Christian fad like the “WWJD” bracelets? Writing in The Gospel Coalition, Jeff Haaner warns that the movement could fade out if it is not integrated into the context of church. He gives pastors three ideas for forming vocational groups at church.
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Former CFO of Lehman Brothers, Erin Callan, weighs in on work-life balance from a post-Wall Street corner office perspective. Her op-ed article in the New York Times is a graphic reminder of what happens when we worship our work rather than see our work as worship.
by Klaus D. Issler
Imagine you were invited to observe that special planning session in eternity past when the Godhead considered creating this world and mapping out a plan for our redemption. Of course this couldn’t happen, but pretend this divine session was like one of our committee meetings. The issue being discussed: What life experiences would best prepare Jesus for his later public ministry, for his distinctive divine-human role as Messiah and Savior of the world?
The story of the HIV-positive baby who was cured has been all over the news. Dr. Hannah Gay, the physician who oversaw treatment of the baby at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is a Christian. Read the rest of the story about how faith guides and motivates this exceptional doctor.
Would your employer describe you as "an amazing employee?" Author and entrepreneur Kevin Daum offers ten traits of employees who stand out on the job. Several of them remind us of Colossians 3.
Is your resume getting ignored? Want to punch it up? Jessica Holbrook Hernandez offers some good advice for your choice of words—words you should avoid and words to include. She says, “Hiring managers want—need—words that jump off the page and captivate them.”
Jeff Shinabarger is creative director for the Catalyst conference, He shares five benefits of focusing your time and energy on doing less.
Are distractions constantly interrupting your focus at work? Nadia Goodman via Entrepreneur Online describes how you can multitask effectively, amid distractions, and increase your productivity.
Sometimes a simple "thank you" isn't enough to make someone feel appreciated. This article in Fast Company offers three quick tips for how to show genuine gratitude to those with whom you work.
How do you say "thank you" in meaningful ways?
Are there Biblical principles for setting market prices? Dr. Anne Bradley explains the economics of price-setting and Biblical guidelines to consider.
Joe Slawek is CEO of Flavors of North America, on the“101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” list every year since 2006. In this High Calling interview, Slawek offers insights on how to run a Business for the Glory of God.
If your inbox is like most people’s today, important emails sit there waiting in line with a host of news feeds, spams, forwarded jokes, and other occasionally important bits of communication. In a Harvard Business Review blog, Bryan Garner gives us some good advice if we want our email communication to get noticed.
Intact families who are united in worship through their community of belief and send their children to schools that inculcate those values and beliefs, produce the best citizens for the polis and the common good. This article from the Witherspoon Institute explains why our society is producing fewer people capable of hard work, resulting in a slowly, permanently decelerating economy.
Have you stopped lately to thank God for the World Wide web? The Internet as a place where people use their God-given creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to create many benefits we enjoy. This post by Taylor Barkley reminds us what a privilege it is to have access to important information in the free world as opposed to closed counties where the government controls information and thus distorts reality for its people. Free access to information is important for human flourishing as well.
Ron Thomas, award-winning HR exec at Buck Consultants, reminds us in this TLNT blog of why it's a bad idea to base our identity in our job title. Even the secular world recognizes that work is more than a job. The bible brings ultimate meaning to work and defines our identity. Use this article as a conversation starter in your office.