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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You Don’t Need More Free Time

So says the New York Times in a recent article by Cristobal Young. Do you agree? AMERICANS work some of the longest hours in the Western world, and many struggle to achieve a healthy balance between work and life. As a result, there is an understandable tendency to assume that the problem we face is [Read More…]

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Not giving up in Lent

If it’s February, it’s probably Lent. And that doesn’t always mean giving up something, writes an Episcopal priest. Sometimes, dealing with the season’s built-in emotional challenges is enough. This post originally appeared at Faith and Leadership. By Rhonda Mawhood Lee “What are you giving up for Lent?” That’s a common question in the couple of [Read More…]

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In praise of ordinary work

Here’s a chapel talk by Chris Armstrong, director of “Opus: The Art of Work” at Wheaton College, talking about how your ordinary work is…well, extraordinary. Enjoy!  (And you’ll find a whole lot more great chapel talks at this link.) [Read more…]

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What the Image of God Means for Our Dignity and Work

By Art Lindsley The number one fear of the millennial generation is living a meaningless life. In a recent informal survey of undergraduate students at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, 27 percent of students asked expressed anxiety when considering their vocation. “Scared”, “uneasy”, “unsure”, “confused”, and “apprehensive” were common words in describing the way [Read More…]

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