What questions does the faith and work movement need to talk about?

A few weeks ago, we mentioned that we’re going to be in Boston in October and we hope you’ll join us. Why? Three hundred active faith and work leaders and practitioners from business, church, and education will convene for two extraordinary days of reflection, learning, fellowship, brainstorming, networking and prayer at the Faith@Work Summit in [Read More...]


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[VIDEO] How do you handle mistakes?

Professional cargo pilot Norm Goodyear has a few words of wisdom for us today about how to handle mistakes without dwelling on them: “If you dwell on your mistakes, whether it’s as a pilot or child of God or whatever, you’re going to keep looking in the past. In an airplane, as well as life, [Read More...]


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Teach us to want

Today, we’re simply featuring a friendly reminder that a great book about faith, desire, and vocation, Jen Pollock Michel’s Teach Us to Want, is being featured for a few more days at the Patheos Book Club (until August 15.)  We featured an interview with Jen by Bethany Jenkins of The Gospel Coalition a couple of weeks [Read More...]


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God has many kinds of servants (says Martin Luther)

This is one more excerpt from 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.  (The deadline to sign up and get a copy is ⇒TODAY⇐, and you can do that here.) In 1530 Martin Luther wrote a treatise, “On Keeping Children in School”–ironically, arguing [Read More...]


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Three ways to help the poor

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This is a subject our friends at the Kern Pastors Network blog talk about frequently, and they’ve just put up another good post on the issue. The post, by pastor Blaine Crawford, starts by talking about a great way his church connects work with everyday life and everyday ministry: Every month at Lakeview Community Church, [Read More...]


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“Have I no harvest but a thorn to let me blood?”

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Since our last poem in this space turned out to be surprisingly popular, here’s another of my favorites about those times when following one’s calling seems difficult.  This poem has been interpreted as Herbert’s wrestling with his own calling of being a priest, and much of the imagery speaks to that. But it has something [Read More...]


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