About Mission:Work

We’re part of the Patheos Faith and Work Channel, which aims to provide you all kinds of resources for bringing your faith and your daily work together–whether you write books, teach children, change diapers, or lay tile. We’re the “channel voice.” You can think of us as signposts, standing on top of the mound of information you run into every day and pointing you towards places we think you should take a second look–great posts on our own channel, articles in the secular media that can be looked at with a “faith slant,” deeper context for news events dealing with faith and work, helpful and faith-full tips on financial matters, books worth reading, and blog posts from around the universe of Christian reflection on faith, work, and economics. And occasionally we’ll feature guest posts from some folks we think are worth listening to. We also have an event calendar of conferences you might want to attend.

John McKnight: Low-income communities are not needy — they have assets

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This interview comes to us from Duke Divinity School’s blog Faith & Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.  Read some more interviews with folks pursuing community development along these lines in our recent Community Development Forum. People who want to help low-income communities should see them as “half-full glasses” — places with [Read More...]

NEWS: The Faith and Work Channel has two new blogs!

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We’re always happy when more people join the discussions on faith, work, economics, vocation, and calling here at Patheos Faith and Work.  Recently we introduced you to our new book review blog Work Cited, and now we have two new contributors to the discussion. We’re thrilled to have them help broaden our conversation. The Working [Read More...]

From the archives: Blooming where you are planted

“You can “bloom” whether you work in a secular or Christian setting. It’s imperative that we stop thinking that “full time Christian service” is more godly than being a banker, a veterinarian, an engineer, a scientist or a [fill in the blank with your vocation].” [Read more...]

From the archives: Made to make

Why do we all have “coursing through our veins, the desire to make something from nothing”? [Read more...]

YEARLY ROUNDUP: Our Top Posts of 2014 on MISSION:WORK

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Check them out again! And stay tuned for more great musings and helpful tips on faith, work, vocation, calling, and economics in 2015! A Broken Brave New World: Greg Forster talks about a new approach to helping the poor. What’s Wrong With “Do What You Love?” Jeff Haanen asks if we can find a better [Read More...]

From the archives: The top ten pain points people face at work

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These come to us from Doug Spada at WorkLife.org. You can read more about them and their resources in this post here on MISSION:WORK. TOP 10 PAIN POINTS PEOPLE FACE AT WORK Compiled from surveys of over 6000 workers just like you. 1. I am unable to manage my time without being distracted by unfocused [Read More...]


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