From the archives: The female breadwinner

“Take, for example, the world of the Bible, wherein most husbands and wives co-labored to scrap together a subsistence living. We don’t see Boaz coming home from the fields, propping his feet on the coffee table and asking Ruth to fix him dinner and put the kiddies to bed. In fact, their romance begins in a field, where Ruth works hard gleaning behind harvesters to provide for herself and her mother-in-law.” [Read more...]

Jobs you couldn’t do in the early church. Really.

This comes via our friends at Christian History Institute and their great new issue of Christian History about work, calling, and vocation in the history of the church.  (You have until August 9 to sign up and get a copy, which you can do here.)  One of the articles spotlights all the jobs which early Christians found [Read More...]

What is this blog all about?

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This may seem like an odd question to bring up after over 150 posts, but it never hurts in cyberspace to re-introduce yourself every so often. We’re part of the Patheos Faith and Work Channel, a new endeavor as of January 2014 here on Patheos which aims to provide you all kinds of resources for [Read More...]

What does “faith and work” mean?

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This blog, and this whole channel at Patheos, are meant to help highlight helpful resources and thought-provoking questions coming out of what has broadly been described as the “faith and work” movement.  But what does the phrase mean? Does it mean that faith and work are the same thing? Does it mean “faith and works?”  Greg [Read More...]

What’s wrong with “do what you love?”

We’ve said it for so long to graduating college seniors it’s become almost gospel. Do what you love. Do what you’re passionate about. Don’t settle for just a job. Follow your dreams. But is this wisdom or just hot air? Gordon Marino recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about his experience at St. Olaf College in [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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