Need an ethics coach?

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We just ran into this column by Gael O’Brien on Entrepreneur‘s website.  While the advice does not come from an explicit faith perspective, it is often good advice about tricky cases: worth checking out. (And if you subscribe to the magazine, the August 2014 issue has a great Q and A by O’Brien on religion in the [Read More...]

Building trails, building relationships

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Duke University’s Faith and Leadership blog always has some good thoughts for leaders in both churches and workplaces. A recent story there by Jason Byassee told the story of how one church and community came together to help both flourish  by building a community trail. Here’s the beginning of the story from Jason: I don’t know what [Read More...]

Is business a predator, a cow, or a horse?

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That question is at the center of a new book reviewed by Drew Cleveland recently on Kern Pastors Network and called  Entrepreneurship and Human Flourishing.  As Drew says: Written with Christian college students and entrepreneurs in mind, Horst and Greer marry biblical wisdom with insightful data. Full of great quotes, biblical foundations, dozens of real world [Read More...]

[VIDEO] Work for the night is coming

Yet another entry in the hymns about work you can sing in worship that we’ve been collecting here on the channel (previous entries can be found here and here.)   The hymn is “Work for the night is coming;” the soloist, surprisingly (and beautifully!), is former editor of Christianity Today David Neff, who prepared this [Read More...]

Do Christianity and business go together?

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We’re not the only ones on Patheos thinking about this question. A few days ago I ran into a post on the same issue at Patheos’ Religion Q and A, called “How should Christianity mix with commerce?” The questioner asks: Businesses like Hobby Lobby and Chick-fil-A overtly follow Christian principles and thus promote Christianity. Is [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...]


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