“Christ plays in ten thousand places”

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Today, a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins that touched me about the way God calls each of us to become more fully who we are–and how Christ is always present with us, in us, and in the lives of those we meet. (Sorry to those of you who aren’t poetry fans. We try to be [Read More...]

What do you do when God seems absent from your work?

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The Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics has been reflecting on that question over at their blog: What should our response be when we don’t feel like Jesus Christ is present in our work? Many tasks feel wholly separate from Christ’s great commission in our lives. Our jobs often feel mundane or lacking in holy [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...]

A shout-out to a blog you should be reading

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If you haven’t paid a visit lately to a blog over on the Evangelical Channel, Cranach: The Blog of Veith (Christianity, Culture, Vocation), you probably should. First off, who is Gene Veith?  He is…. Provost and Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author [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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