Your annual Happy Vocation Day post

Every year on this day we call attention to this neat post by Gene Veith over at his blog, Cranach, on why we celebrate Labor Day. (Hey, this is a blog about faith and work, so you expected a lot of posts on Labor Day, right?) Most people probably don’t know what they are celebrating [Read More…]

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Every task, however simple, sets the soul that does it free

I knew Henry van Dyke wrote The Other Wise Man, but until we sang it at my church, I didn’t know he wrote this hymn, suitable for Labor Day: 1. Jesus, Thou divine companion, By Thy lowly human birth Thou hast come to join the workers, Burden bearers of the earth. Thou, the carpenter of Nazareth, [Read More…]

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The number 1 challenge in connecting Sunday to Monday

There is a growing movement across the country among pastors and congregational leaders to think more deeply about how Sunday faith connects to Monday work. In the last several years, there have been scores of new books, articles, blogs, and conferences on the subject. The messages, though varied, often incorporate some or all of the [Read More…]

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Even the New York Times is wondering about the spirituality of work

…or so it would seem from an article that appeared there last Sunday: Gallup regularly polls workers around the world to find out. Its survey last year found that almost 90 percent of workers were either “not engaged” with or “actively disengaged” from their jobs. Think about that: Nine out of 10 workers spend half [Read More…]

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NEWS: World-Renowned Artist Makoto Fujimura to Join Leadership of Fuller Seminary

Here’s a press release we got today from our friends at Fuller! Fuller Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Makoto (“Mako”) Fujimura will join the seminary as director of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. Fujimura’s appointment, effective September 1, 2015, follows a yearlong international search process. Master painter Mako Fujimura [Read More…]

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Sharing stories of failure can give people the power to succeed

Honest conversations about failure help people realize that they are not alone in their struggles, and that can give them the encouragement to succeed, says a founding partner of Failure:Lab. This post was first published in Faith and Leadership. By showcasing personal stories of failure, Failure:Lab helps people “pave the way for change” by realizing [Read More…]

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