Originally posted on the Center for Faith & Work. The American education system is shockingly unequal but Christians recognize the abilities that God has given to every child. Nicole Baker Fulgham encourages church communities to get involved in educational inequity in three practical ways. Click here to continue reading.
By: Aya Hayashi, originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. When I decided to switch from a pre-veterinary medicine track to musicology during the spring semester of my junior year of college, I might as well have dropped a bomb on my parents. My father was (and probably still is) convinced that I’m … Read More
By: Josh Gotwalt, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. In 1972, an intrepid reporter named Geraldo Rivera (you really get the mustache when you see a 1972 picture of him), then a reporter for WABC-TV, conducted a series of investigations at Willowbrook State School, an institution for children with intellectual disabilities on Staten … 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 Emily Chau, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. It’s funny. I distinctly remember watching the Tony Award-winning musical “Avenue Q” and hearing the main character Princeton sing, “What do you do with a B.A. in English?” I was attending a liberal arts college—majoring in English, of course—and bent on pursuing a career … Read More
By Whitney Bauck, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. When I introduce Christian Wiman’s work, I often begin with the assertion that he’s 75 percent of the reason that I still call myself a Christian. Wiman’s work entered my life at a time when I desperately needed it, via a friend’s recommendation … Read More
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
Originally posted at Made to Flourish. Here is an example of a workplace blessing, in this case of Stone Brewery in Austin. Click here to continue reading.
by Chris Neal, originally posted on Made to Flourish. This is the final article in our youth ministries series. If you missed the first two, we explored 3 ways to help your students discern their vocational calling and how to help youth value school as work. We hope this series encouraged you, whether you work … Read More
by Paul Brandes, originally posted on Made to Flourish. This is the second post in a new series about the importance of integrating faith and work conversations within our youth ministries and homes, including the why and how of talking to our kids about vocation and the ways it relates to our faith. If you … Read More