Is the gap between pulpit and pew narrowing? Read the latest research


New research conducted by the Barna Group for the Center for Faith & Work at​ LeTourneau University shows a substantial uptick in the number of pastors who say they preach on the topic of work. However, most church-goers still doubt the significance of their work to God. “While American church-goers hear more sermons on work these days, there’s still a [Read More...]

Be careful what you wish for

This post came to us from The Well. Thanks, folks!  Jen’s book Teach Us to Want was also a selection in the Patheos Book Club recently, and you can read more about that here. By Jen Pollock Michel When Ellen was only twenty, her parents died within six months of each other. Soon after, her [Read More...]

Living out the gospel by teaching, not preaching

Memphis Teacher Residency intern Starr Garrett teaching at Kingsbury Elementary, a Memphis public school. MTR participants live and work together in a yearlong internship, then commit to teach in Memphis' underserved schools. Photo by Karen Pulfer Focht

This post 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 and in another post from Faith & Leadership. They prepare for their mission by meeting regularly [Read More...]

[VIDEO] The next set of encouraging videos from the Faith@Work Summit

Some more great talks from the Faith@Work Summit have now been posted. (Here’s the first set , here’s the second set, and here’s the third set.)Enjoy! Paul Wilson on how seminaries need to change to pay attention to what the rest of us do all day: Al Erisman on how universities need to do the [Read More...]

Does the perfect job exist? A Lenten thought


Madison Perry of the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture has been wondering that himself: Do you feel trapped in an occupation? When asked to describe the perfect job, I often find myself frustrated, exclaiming: “It doesn’t exist!” Recently, a friend confessed a dark day-dream: at least once a day he imagines that if [Read More...]

The miracles of the everyday


This post is adapted from a sermon preached by TJ Tetzlaff on February 15, 2015 on these Scripture texts. There is a story about a girl on her first day of college, waiting in line with her family to register for classes. And while she’s standing there she has this overwhelming feeling of anxiety and [Read More...]