Articles

November 27th, 2017

Why Packing Lunches and Helping with Homework Have Eternal Value | Anna Arnold

Do you wonder what you’re accomplishing when you have to cajole and cheerlead your kids through their homework each night? Or how about getting up at the crack of dawn to play air-traffic controller for the morning routine—packing lunches, making sure they’re getting up and dressed, getting...

August 28th, 2015

The Accidental Executive: Lessons on Business, Faith and Calling from the Life of Joseph

Albert M. Erisman, Hendrickson Publishers, 2015 Mention the biblical patriarch Joseph and most people will think of his dreams, his multi-colored coat, and his band of jealous brothers who tried to kill him. Yet Joseph was an astute businessman and prudent leader in who saved the...

August 3rd, 2014

Good Career Advice from Joseph

Joseph's rise to power in ancient Egypt offers some good career advice: Start at the bottom and make yourself useful.

May 19th, 2014

Calling: A Biblical Perspective

"Calling, or vocation, is the single most popular topic in the theology of work. When people ponder how their faith relates to their work, their first question is often, “What kind of work is God calling me to?” We spend more time at work—whether paid or unpaid— than any other waking...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
April 7th, 2014

Your Work Makes the World “Very Good”

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.  (Genesis 1:31) Do you know how your work contributes to making the world very good, or do you see work as a necessary evil? Something you have do to earn a paycheck? Whether you are an accountant, engineer, musician, entrepreneur plumber...

October 19th, 2013

Redeeming the Time at Work

One more hour. It wasn’t that I disliked my job. But after a long day of filing papers at my internship, I was losing my edge. My sense of urgency about my work was dissipating. I felt guilty about it, but also powerless to change. Jesus’ words to his disciples seemed extremely...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
June 4th, 2013

Stop Apologizing for Caring What You Do

By: Katherine Leary Alsdorf, Founder & Director Emeritus at Redeemer Presbyterian Church's Center for Faith and Work We often bemoan the classic cocktail greeting, “Hello, it’s nice to meet you. What do you do?” But I’m not sure our complaints are warranted. Certainly it’s an awkward...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
February 16th, 2013

The Internet, Human Creativity, and Freedom

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...

October 7th, 2011

Labor Day Reflections on Work

Labor Day provides a reminder to consider a Biblical view of labor and work. In this article Dr. Harmon, professor at Grace College and Seminary, writes, "Here in the United States many people regard work as something to be avoided or endured until the next opportunity for recreation. This...

September 29th, 2011

Re-imagine Law

Dr. Timothy Keller's sermon on Genesis 1:26-2:2; 2:7-9, 15 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church.  "To examine the relationship between practicing law and Christianity, we must examine how we can re-imagine practicing law as Christians and re-imagine the law profession itself. we need to consider...