Following a distinctive call

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This interview with Greg Forster is part of a symposium on vocation between the Patheos Faith and Work Channel and the Patheos Evangelical Channel. How would you define vocation? I think of vocation as the imperative God places upon us, and nurtures within us, to live all of life in ways that glorify him. We find this imperative operating [Read More...]

God’s will is as large as a big barn door

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This post is part of a symposium on vocation between the Patheos Faith and Work Channel and the Patheos Evangelical Channel. Can I follow God’s will without knowing how I got there? I grew up as the daughter and granddaughter of United Methodist pastors. In my house, we talked about calling a lot. Later, in college and graduate [Read More...]

From the archives: 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 this 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...]

Visiting with Mary and Martha: What about the work?

By Ann Boyd It’s not even 8:00 in the morning and I’m looking at a list of over a dozen things to get done — editing to take care of, dishes to wash, laundry to fold, and my email inbox is raging out of control. As I sit for a few minutes to pray and [Read More...]

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: More news to challenge and encourage about faith and work

A Monday roundup of great articles that are worth your time to read, ponder, share, or even argue with.  This week’s list: A Protestant Perspective on Ethics in the Executive Suite: With his financial career as a backdrop, Bill Powers discusses the role of faith and ethics in the executive suite from a Protestant perspective, [Read More...]

Seeing purpose in the mundane

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By Emily Ann Higginbotham Being an intern at a financial firm has given me incredible exposure to the ins and outs of wealth management. It has also afforded me prolonged exposure to the copy machine, the supply closet, and a never-ending amount of envelopes to stuff. With the company’s annual symposium coming up, my last [Read More...]


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