7 secrets of success: part 6 of an interview with Gloria Nelund

Read the previous installments of our interview with Gloria Nelund, reprinted from Ethix: Defining financial success Helping the middle class Too big to fail? Don’t invest in anything you don’t understand Don’t solve your company issues in the men’s bathroom Quitting the Job [Nelund picks up on the story of quitting her job from our [Read More…]

Don’t solve your company issues in the men’s bathroom: part 5 of an interview with Gloria Nelund

Read the previous installments of our interview with Gloria Nelund, reprinted from Ethix: Defining financial success Helping the middle class Too big to fail? Don’t invest in anything you don’t understand Gender Issues Let’s talk about gender issues. There weren’t many women executives at Deutsche Bank when you were there. What are the challenges of [Read More…]

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FORUM: Equipping the local church

The Patheos Faith and Work Channel recently contacted leaders of some prominent community development and entrepreneurial organizations to talk about  successes and difficulties in their attempts to transform communities through the growth of new businesses and attention to the dignity of work. Over the next few days, just in time for Thanksgiving, MISSION:WORK will be [Read More…]

From the archives: What would Jesus do?

“Topeka, Kansas, was in a severe economic recession when Sheldon arrived in 1889 to pastor the Central Congregational Church. To make his ministry relevant to the everyday needs of his parishioners and community, he asked his church for permission to devote twelve weeks to what he called ‘practical sociological studies,’ suspending most of his regular duties except for preaching on Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. A remarkable adventure ensued, taking him into every part of town to learn how others lived and worked.” [Read more…]

“Shalom starts at home”: Housing problems, poverty, and how to change the world

Recently, Comment magazine ran a two-part interview on their website with Jonathan Bradford, CEO of the  Inner City Christian Federation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in conjunction with their June issue on Christianity and the city. Many of us are interested in urban renewal and in alleviating poverty–but we don’t know where to start. Jonathan had plenty to [Read More…]

Where is God when you’re unemployed?

Recently at On Faith, writer and university professor Halee Gray Scott talked about what happened to her family in the Great Recession: I was nine months pregnant when my husband, Paul, decided to quit his job in 2009 — right after the economy took a nosedive. The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its biggest single-day [Read More…]