From the archives: What would Jesus do?

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“Topeka, Kansas, was in a severe economic recession when Sheldon arrived in 1889 to pastor the Central Congregational Church. To make his ministry relevant to the everyday needs of his parishioners and community, he asked his church for permission to devote twelve weeks to what he called ‘practical sociological studies,’ suspending most of his regular duties except for preaching on Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. A remarkable adventure ensued, taking him into every part of town to learn how others lived and worked.” [Read more...]

NEWS: ReFrame launching soon

From our friends at Regent College Marketplace Institute: Thankful for ReFrame launch late October As Thanksgiving approaches for all our Canadian friends this weekend, we’re delighted to announce that ReFrame will be launching this month. After many months in the making, the launch of ReFrame is less than 3 weeks away! You will be the [Read More...]

Which is a higher calling: building churches or building fences?

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Here’s another post in an occasional series about blue-collar work and meaning that we’re running here on MISSION:WORK. (You can read the first one here.)  Here a pastor and former fence-builder reflects on the differences between the two callings. By Jonathan Huddleston My first day of building fences, my boss took his workers aside during break. He [Read More...]

[VIDEO] How has your work ethic changed over the years?

Today, some helpful words from pharmaceutical and vaccine industry consultant Boyd Clarke, who previously talked to us about how to take criticism, on work ethic and maturity. This is part of our ongoing feature in this space of clips from a wonderful YouTube channel run by The High Calling called  “60 Seconds to Significance“.  It features  approximately [Read More...]

Unfulfilling work as vocation?

A little while ago we posted in this space some musings by Larry Saunders, a man who had moved from white-collar work in the pastoral ministry to blue-collar work in a factory and was returning to the white-collar world because he failed to find his work fulfilling. Gene Veith over at Cranach picked up on [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...]


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