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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When I’m 85: A Journey With Dr. John Perkins

By David Spickard: published at the Jobs for Life blog on 11/4/15. On an unseasonably cool day this past summer, I found myself driving a rental car through the backroads of Mendenhall, Mississippi. It had been a long time since I had been in Mississippi. Growing up, I frequently visited Jackson to see my grandparents, [Read More…]

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4 Radical Ideas About Evangelism

By Bill Peel (read Bill’s debate with Progressive Christian Channel blogger John Shore here.) When we forget the importance of the workplace to God’s plans, the cause of Christ suffers. This is both biblically and historically true. Thankfully, Christians worldwide are beginning to understand the tactical significance of the workplace to God’s Kingdom plans. In [Read More…]

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Don’t Search for Purpose: You Will Fail

That’s what a recent article in the New Republic had to say about our desire for meaningful work and the difficulties of finding it. After noting a diagram that has been floating around the Internet showing how purpose comes at the intersection of passion, mission, profession, and vocation, author Jonathan Malesic argues that there is [Read More…]

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Don’t Let Unemployment Undo Your Identity

Let’s face it. Our identity and work are closely aligned–and rightly so because God made us to work. But it’s possible to let work be the defining reality of who we are. When we lose a job or can’t get a job, our very understanding of who we are can unravel. But good can come from this kind of [Read More…]

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