The faith and work conversation we’re NOT having

Really good stuff in the latest issue of Comment, called “The Work of Our Hands,” on the conversations we’re not having about how blue-collar work, menial work, and disgusting work fit into God’s design. Or don’t fit. Here’s what Brian Dijkema has to say in his introductory letter: There is a swath of the evangelical [Read More...]

What can really help hurting workers?

This article originally appeared at Hang Together. College of the Ozarks’ “Hard Work U” Program A while ago, I saw a lot of attention paid to this article by Jonathan Rauch on the economic crisis of America’s working class. He’s looking at the right problem, but he’s looking at it all wrong. As a result, [Read More...]

Living the gospel at work


By Bill Peel The workplace is filled with spiritually hungry people.  Most of them, however, won’t connect their gnawing emptiness with their need for God unless they can see the difference He makes in us. Jesus could have designed a no-fail distribution strategy for the gospel, but instead He charged His followers with showing others how to find fulfillment and eternal life in Him. So, as His [Read More...]

Twitter news: follower #800

Every hundred Twitter followers, we feature them in this space. So, I should let you know that our 800th follower was Strange Culture, a blog about all things film: Check them out. And join us on Twitter, where we share stuff from all over the Patheos Faith and Work Channel and other links and [Read More...]

Jazz, entrepreneurship, and tradition


As an enthusiastic jazz fan and an appreciator of business entrepreneurship, I enjoy watching folks make it up as they go along. Nothing affirms my sense of human beings as “co-creators” with God (a favored term of that great co-creator, J R R Tolkien) more than listening to the swooping, soaring melodic lines of a [Read More...]

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...]