Workplace Culture: Pain, Possibility, & Empowerment

June 4, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

Originally posted on the Center for Faith and Work. David Miller on how we can humanize workplace culture and how brokenness can become a source of empowerment and possibility in our vocations. This video is from the 2013 Faith & Work Conference. Click here to continue reading.

When to Go Public with Faith at Work

June 1, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

By Bethany Jenkins, originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. On his way home from London to New York, Mark Campisano sat next to a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, where he himself was a junior partner. Mark didn’t know the older gentleman very well so when their dinner arrived, Mark tried to … Read More

A World Without Work

May 30, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Derek Thompson, originally posted at The Atlantic. For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing? 1. Youngstown, U.S.A. The end of work is still just a futuristic concept for most of the United States, but it is something like … Read More

Being Black—but Not Too Black—in the Workplace

May 29, 2018By DPC EditorWorkplace Challenges

By Adia Harvey Wingfield, originally posted at The Atlantic. Being a person of color at a predominantly white workplace creates its own special kinds of stress. To be a black professional is often to be alone. Most black doctors, lawyers, journalists, and so on—those in white-collar positions that require specialized training and credentialing—work in environments … Read More

Bringing Faith to Farming

May 25, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

By Dave Thier, originally posted on The Atlantic. The most obvious benefit of having Ryan Anderson around the farm was that he was big. Broad shoulders, heavy build, long arms: With one hand, he could do jobs that would take three scrawny undergrads an hour. He brought something else to the farm too, however. At … Read More

Finding Jesus at Work

May 24, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

By Emma Green, originally posted at The Atlantic Why are more and more companies offering access to chaplains as an employee benefit? Pastors have long hung out with workers. During the Industrial Revolution, they would preach from factory floors. Nineteenth-century Catholic teachings declared it the Church’s duty to support the working poor. And in the Great Depression, industry titans hired … Read More

Letter of Thanks to Police Officers

May 7, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

Originally posted on Made to Flourish. What this is: This is a letter a church wrote to police officers in their community to thank them for their work. It is a good example of a “workplace affirmation.” Dear Officer, I recently ran across this story from ABC news.  It seems a couple of years ago October of … Read More

Letter of Thanks to Teachers

May 7, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

Originally posted on Made to Flourish. What this is: This is a letter a church wrote to teachers in their community to thank them for their work. It is a good example of a “workplace affirmation.” Dear Teacher, Pastor [name] tells a story from his youth.  He was about 10 years old, his father, who was in the navy … Read More

The Work of the Week

May 7, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

by Eugene Peterson, originally posted at Christianity Today. What ministry is all about the other six days. When Eugene Peterson first wrote this article for Leadership Journal 30 years ago, we couldn’t have predicted that it would be even more apt now than it was then. He frames the issue of pastoral vocation in sharp … Read More