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February 1st, 2017

What Kinds of Vocations Does God Model?

In a previous blog, I have made the case that by His very nature God is a worker.  He has created all things and He sustains His creation.  Because God works, this gives our work value. So, I have to ask.  What kinds of work does God do today?  More importantly, ...

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February 1st, 2017

Identity Crisis: 7 Lessons Learned from Career Idolatry

I had a mini-meltdown the day after I left my job at one of the top communication firms in the U.S. As I looked in the mirror, I couldn’t help but think, ‘Who is that person?’ I’m serious! Even though I had another job lined up with a solid stack of safety cash in the bank, I had no idea...

February 1st, 2017

What do I do when my job feels useless?

What is the most useless job in America? If you’re like most people, you probably think, “mine,” every once in a while. But if you’re Mike Rowe, asking that question is absurd. Mike Rowe is the icon of the American working man, profiling workers of all stripes his shows Dirty Jobs ...

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January 28th, 2017

The Honorable Edmund Moy, 38th Director of the U.S. Mint | Interview and Video

Ed Moy served as Director of the US Mint (2006-2011). He is an advisor to presidents, a television commentator, an author, a business executive, a corporate director, as well as a pastor and follower of Jesus. Through his story, Ed shares how service to the Lord is more than a Sunday event...

January 18th, 2017

An Encouraging Word for Pastors | Tim Keller

In this video, Tim Keller, Founding Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, encourages pastors to consider the importance of equipping people spiritually for their workplaces and celebrating the work they do. Pass it on.

January 2nd, 2017

How to make Business Your Ministry

One Perspective The Greek word used for ministry in the Bible is diakonia (service) or diakonos (servant). Ministry means "to be of service" or "to serve." So, we believe that business is an effective tool for serving others, from macro-level serving society to micro-level...

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December 21st, 2016

How to Experience Joy in Your Work

Every December when I see ubiquitous UPS trucks delivering packages, I think about 4-year-old Carson Kight, whose YouTube video has been viewed by over three million folks (including me). The delight in Carson's eyes is contagious -- and it's the kind of excitement we can experience in our...

December 8th, 2016

The 2016 Faith@Work Summit In Review

I looked forward to this major event for about eight months, and now it’s over. Linda and I were among 400 people who attended the Faith@Work Summit in Dallas, TX this October, sponsored by LeTourneau University's Center for Faith and Work.

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November 16th, 2016

Discover Your Destiny

Do you ever have questions about your purpose? What you have to offer the world? Why you even exist in the first place? If so, you’re not alone. Most people are confused about their place and purpose in the world. They conclude that life just doesn’t make sense. But wait! Shouldn’t...

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March 3rd, 2016

What a Christ-Centered Business Is and Is Not

Should businesses be “Christ-centered”? Or, is that calling reserved for your local church? Most Christian business professionals are employed within “Babylonian” organizational cultures. Unlike Daniel, Shadrach, Meshech, and Abednego, these Christians in “Babylonian” businesses won’t be...