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: 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...]

What’s wrong with “do what you love?”

We’ve said it for so long to graduating college seniors it’s become almost gospel. Do what you love. Do what you’re passionate about. Don’t settle for just a job. Follow your dreams. But is this wisdom or just hot air? Gordon Marino recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about his experience at St. Olaf College in [Read More...]

Meaningless jobs?

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...]


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