Pastors and lay leaders: I hate my job

We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! We’ve been talking about how much God values our work and how important it is to his [Read More...]

If God really does work through our work, then what do we do about that?

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We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! We’ve done a rapid survey of the New Testament, the early church, and the medieval church on [Read More...]

[VIDEO] How do you define leadership?

Tod Bolsinger, VP of vocation and formation at Fuller Seminary (and at the time this video was made pastor of San Clemente Presbyterian Church), talks about what makes a good leader…and why it’s different from just being a good manager. This is part of our ongoing feature in this space of clips from a wonderful [Read More...]

From the archives: Blooming where you are planted

“You can “bloom” whether you work in a secular or Christian setting. It’s imperative that we stop thinking that “full time Christian service” is more godly than being a banker, a veterinarian, an engineer, a scientist or a [fill in the blank with your vocation].” [Read more...]

The shark tank of social entrepreneurship

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By Cindy Dean and Jay Moon Over 140 students, pastors, and business leaders convened this October to discover how they could impact the world through business.  At an event called The Asbury Project, 10 students (selected from more than 30 applicants) presented business proposals to compete for $10,000 worth of prize money to launch mission-minded, [Read More...]

Best Practices for Peace in 2015: Fight For Peace

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This post is part of a Patheos Public Square on best practices for peace.  Though Rev. Hall speaks mainly of church relationships here, think about how her advice extends into your own workplace. By L. Elaine Hall Many Christian communities are terrible at navigating disagreement and difference. In the name of peace, we have become chronic conflict-avoiders. [Read More...]


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