By: Maria Fee, originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. Participants of the last writers vocation group took upon the task of a writing exercise that responded to an excerpt from Jonathan Edwards’ The Spirit of Charity the Opposite of a Selfish Spirit. The aim was to engage in theologically reflection through the process of writing. We … Read More
Originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. Erin Callan on the lack of work/life balance and how the financial crisis changed her perspective. Click here to continue reading.
Originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. Tim Keller and Katherine Leary Alsdorf discuss five key areas surrounding work: finding meaning and joy in work, success at work, a short and long-term view of work, calling and the issue of work and rest. Click here to continue reading.
Originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. Prior to the last decade, it can be argued that the people making the most significant changes in our world were primarily those with access to power, money and influential networks. This norm has shifted significantly in recent years, and today, we live in an unprecedented … Read More
Originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. The gospel has the power to change hearts, desires, feelings and behaviors so that we might increasingly live by faith towards real obedience. Redeemer Counselor Lois Kehlenbrink introduces a self-counseling tool to help process how the gospel can change the way we respond to disruptions that … Read More
Originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. “For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible… all things were created by him and for him” – Col 1:16 To envision the New we must invariably look to the Old. Throughout the gospel, it’s made clear to … Read More
By Gina Lee, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. When I considered signing up for the CFW Vocational Intensive, I was hesitant to commit. With wedding planning on my mind, I certainly wasn’t looking to get involved in a 3-month program to take any more of my time. Some referred to it … Read More
Originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. Being a leader is about creating a way for people to contribute in order to make something extraordinary happen. Nancy Ortberg discusses two simple ways in which leaders can do this to humanize work. First, she explores the ways God reminds us to look in small … Read More
Originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. Woven into the gospel is a God that wants to know us personally through experience, through flesh and blood, through matter itself, in awe and wonder. A testament to this reality is the work of poet Christian Wiman. In Wiman’s writing, there lives a devotion to … Read More
By Kerri Rider, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. Growing up, I wanted to one day accomplish “great things” for God. I imagined working with the poor in remote African villages or moving to the deepest parts of the Amazon jungle. This was my very specific idea of what good work looked … Read More