“Are we putting people on a nicer plane to hell?”

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Yes–I sat up too when I read that headline over at the Kern Pastors Network blog.  It was a sincere question asked to pastor Tom Olson who was recently participating in a forum on faith, work, and economics. He goes on to unpack the question–and his answer:  During a Q&A session, one man who was [Read More...]

Are capitalism and Christianity incompatible? A debate

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A debate on just that very question graced the pages of the New York Times in their “Room for Debate” feature last week, opening with the statement: Jesus drove money changers out of the Temple, calling them “a den of thieves.” Of the profit-centric world view, Pope Francis warned, “We can no longer trust in the unseen [Read More...]

Three things you probably didn’t know about the working world

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….according to Owen Strachan of Kern Pastors Network, who recently published a three-part series over on the KPN blog trying to reframe our perspective on a few things. Here are his thoughts: 1) Work is Good. A fan of “The Office,” Owen notes that in his fandom he may have been taking in a warped [Read More...]

[VIDEO] Why life matters

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If you’re sitting in the audience at a business school graduation, you expect to hear the students being told to go out into the world and build big companies and achieve mighty financial things, right? Those sitting in the audience at the recent commencement at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota [Read More...]

Does blue-collar work have any meaning?

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Today guest contributor Larry Saunders writes about moving from the white-collar to the blue-collar workplace—and back to the white-collar world because his blue-collar work failed to fulfill.  Does his experience sound like yours?  How and where have you found meaning in work? What would you say to him? There was never a doubt in my [Read More...]

The top ten pain points people face at work

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These come to us from Doug Spada at WorkLife.org. You can read more about them and their resources in yesterday’s post here on MISSION:WORK. TOP 10 PAIN POINTS PEOPLE FACE AT WORK Compiled from surveys of over 6000 workers just like you. 1. I am unable to manage my time without being distracted by unfocused [Read More...]


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