About Jeff Haanen

Jeff Haanen is the Executive Director of Denver Institute for Faith & Work. He previously served as a pastor, missionary and school administrator, and contributes to Christianity Today, Comment Magazine, and the Review of Faith & International Affairs. He lives in Colorado with his wife and three daughters.

From the archives: Meaningless jobs?

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In what ways have you seen others bring meaning to a “meaningless job?” In what ways have you shared the gospel through your work? [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve: Eugene Peterson on Vocation

On New Years Eve, 1868, Andrew Carnegie sat alone in his room in the St. Nicholas Hotel in New York. Only 33 years old, he had already been successful beyond his wildest dreams. That year he made $56,110 and had accumulated $400,000 in assets. But his heart was restless. New Years Eve was a time [Read More...]

From the archives: How to choose a career: Advice from a Puritan pastor

Just because there’s a market for a particular line of work doesn’t mean we should do it for a career. The question Baxter makes us ask is strange for modern ears: is this job honorable? [Read more...]

What might your work give to the world?

Hunter Beaumont

Yesterday Leadership Journal’s Redeeming Work initiative held the third of five planned conferences on faith, work, and vocation. Jeff Haanen was on the spot for the Faith and Work Channel. This is the final report  from him about the day’s events. When Hunter Beaumont worked for one of the Big Four accounting firms in Dallas, Texas, his office [Read More...]

Connect YOUR work to GOD’s work and great things happen

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Yesterday Leadership Journal’s Redeeming Work initiative held the third of five planned conferences on faith, work, and vocation. Jeff Haanen was on the spot for the Faith and Work Channel. This is the second of three reports from him about the day’s events. “When we connect our work to God’s work, great things happen in our communities.” [Read More...]

The world was waiting for YOU

Catherine Crouch

Yesterday Leadership Journal’s Redeeming Work initiative held the third of five planned conferences on faith, work, and vocation. Jeff Haanen was on the spot for the Faith and Work Channel. This is the first of three reports from him about the day’s events. “The world was waiting for image-bearers.” Andy Crouch, the Executive Editor of Christianity [Read More...]


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