Also a mother: ordination photo outtakes

A while ago I read a great book called Also a Mother: Work and Family as Theological Dilemma by Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore.  I recommend it. MISSION:WORK has offered some similar reflections in the past. Last week I was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church (on April Fool’s Day, although it was not a joke!) [Read More…]

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When God closes a door, he opens….a blog?

In October 2013, I got a phone call from my friend Chris Armstrong about a new venture he was starting. It was the venture which became this Patheos Faith and Work Channel. Certain pieces of his startup puzzle had shifted, and he needed someone else on the team. Could I be on a phone call [Read More…]

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Restoring Dignity Through Business: Dignity Coconuts’ Story

  “We’re fighting this multi-billion dollar evil with a peashooter,” Stephen told Don as they wandered around the exhibition hall at an anti-human trafficking convention. At every booth they were encountering stories of abuse and human suffering. There were also stories of rescue and restoration. However, the sheer scale of global slavery seemed to dwarf [Read More…]

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The Cross Before the Crown

By Mike Coyner During this Holy Week we need to keep things in the right order and the right perspective. This week can get lost in the midst of spring vacations and Final Four tournaments, but for Christians this is the most important week of the year. And yet, even for Christians, it is easy [Read More…]

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What Successful Entrepreneurs and Successful Criminals Have in Common

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. I found this line in a recent John Grisham bestseller.  “Prisons are fascinating places, especially when the inmates are educated white-collar types.” The distance between the criminal and the successful entrepreneur is not so very far.  We both intuitively operate out-of-the-box with [Read More…]

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The History and Future of the Faith and Work Movement

By Adam Joyce This year, the Oikonomia Network’s annual faculty retreat featured provocative and stimulating talks from three leaders of the faith and work movement. Access their talks and slides here: David Miller, “God Bless Us, Every One: The Past, Present and Future of the Faith and Work Movement” (audio) Amy Sherman, “In and For [Read More…]

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