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February 4th, 2017

The Blue Collar Challenge: Connecting Faith and Human Labor

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Contemporary blue-collar employees often fail to appreciate the biblical significance of ordinary human labor. Consequently, they perceive work as a necessary evil while frustration and alienation characterize time spent on the job. Empirical research suggests that blue-collar workers have...

Channel(s): Events
September 16th, 2013

What Millennials Really Want Out of Work

As the wave of Millennials, born between 1982 and 2000, join the workforce, employers can’t seem to figure out what they want. However, Adam Grant argues that we all want the same basic things out of work. “Whether we’re Boomers, Gen Xers, or Millennials, we’re searching for interesting,...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
via Bill Peel
June 3rd, 2013

Does Your Work Really Matter?

Purposelessness is epidemic, and it's showing up in how we think and talk about our work. According to Gallup research, less than a third of Americans in the workforce are actively engaged and productive in their work. Most are disengaged, and some are actually poisoning business with their...

via Mojo
May 9th, 2013

Never Describe Yourself as Just a ...

Do you ever wonder if your job is important? Workplace MOJO offers three good reasons why you should never use the word just --"I’m just a bank teller," for example--when explaining your work. At the Center for Faith & Work we believe that both you and your work have inherent...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
via Talbot
February 27th, 2013

A Theology of Work/Vocation | Wayne Grudem

Wayne Grudem discusses theology of work at the "Leadership Lecture Series" at a faculty retreat for Talbot School of Theology.  Speaking from his books,  Business to the Glory of God and Politics According to the Bible, topics he covers include: Moral purposes of work...

January 29th, 2013

Is There Dignity In Your Work?

In The Institute for Faith, Work and Economics blog, Kristin Hansen uses Ruth and the Proverbs 31 woman to make the case that all work matters to God.  She includes a video on "vocational guilt" by Paul Rude. Do you feel that your work matters to God?

via Bill Peel
October 23rd, 2012

Is Investment Banking God’s Work?

When it comes how most people view the multi-trillion dollar banking industry, words like loathe, cynicism, and distrust come to mind. A writer a Rolling Stone magazine, for example, described Goldman Sachs as “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly...

July 5th, 2012

4 Ways to Pour Yourself Into Your Pursuits

"What does it look like to put all of who you are into something? There’s a short scripture verse that I have found helpful: “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52)." Read Ryan Ferrier's post on Michael Hyatt's blog about preparing to live out...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
via Bill Peel
June 6th, 2011

How Did I get Myself into this Mess?

Just after I had completed 120 graduate hours of theological study, lost my hair learning Greek and Hebrew, and convinced a church that they should hire this budding theologian, I had lunch with a man who would change the trajectory of my ministry. Bill Garrison, a title attorney from Fort...