Vocation and Jobs

By Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt, Jr. I’ve been through two employment crises. Three if you include the uncertain business of doing doctoral work against the backdrop of a changing academy and a shrinking church. This is a piece of what I have learned: Focus on vocation — on God’s calling on your life. That calling [Read More...]

Work goes on

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This is the last in a series of ten posts featuring artwork from the Christians in the Visual Arts exhibit, “Work: Curse or Calling?” Many thanks to Margot Rogers and CIVA for allowing us to feature these beautiful, intriguing, and challenging pieces here at MISSION:WORK.  Please check out CIVA’s website for more information on scheduling [Read More...]

Will your work last?

Venema, MarkPhilip-The Pyramid of Cestus, Rome

This is the ninth in a series of ten posts featuring artwork from the Christians in the Visual Arts exhibit, “Work: Curse or Calling?” Many thanks to Margot Rogers and CIVA for allowing us to feature these beautiful, intriguing, and challenging pieces here at MISSION:WORK.  Please check out CIVA’s website for more information on scheduling [Read More...]

Faith, Work, and #Ferguson: An Opportunity for Us?

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By Dr. Vincent Bacote Ferguson, MO has become an emblem, mirror and prism of some of the great challenges that remain in our society. While the debates and punditry will likely continue, and while there are multiple points of discussion, the events there give a significant opportunity for Christians to contribute to the common good [Read More...]

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: More news to challenge and encourage about faith and work

A Monday roundup of great articles that are worth your time to read, ponder, share, or even argue with.  This week’s list: Gratitude Pie @ Work. What do we have at work that we can express gratitude for, John Pletcher asks? In Pursuit of Excellence. Constantine Campbell recommends some books on how to be excellent–and [Read More...]

Does this look like work to you?

Chase, Guy-LedgerforaProductivityInitiative

This is the eighth in a series of ten posts featuring artwork from the Christians in the Visual Arts exhibit, “Work: Curse or Calling?” Many thanks to Margot Rogers and CIVA for allowing us to feature these beautiful, intriguing, and challenging pieces here at MISSION:WORK.  Please check out CIVA’s website for more information on scheduling [Read More...]


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