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April 25th, 2017

Fail Forward

Some people refuse to use the word failure. Instead, they substitute words like slip-up, setback, glitch, mistake—or at least frame the failure in a positive light.    Take IBM founder Thomas Watson, for example. He was legendary for his ability to turn a serious mistake into a...

August 7th, 2015

Jesus' Extraordinary Ordinary Work

In his book Work Matters, Tom Nelson reminds us that Jesus was well established in his career as a carpenter before he became an itinerant teacher. Jesus’s work life tells us that he did not think being a carpenter was somehow below him or a poor use of his many gifts....

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August 7th, 2015

Does Your Work Matter in God's Eyes?

Do you ever ask yourself, Am I wasting time on temporal pursuits? Should I spend more time on what really matters to God? In Genesis 1, God gave mankind a commission that has come to be known as the Cultural Mandate. Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it...

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June 20th, 2015

3 Reasons We Don't Use Our Greatest Resource

The simplest and most important part of living out our faith at work is also the hardest: prayer. So why is it so hard to pray? Among many reasons, three stand out: Bias for Action. American culture prizes action, accomplishment, efficiency, and productivity. When we slow...

November 4th, 2014

Your Work as Ministry

Do you see your work as a ministry? Unless you’re a pastor, missionary or an employee in professional ministry, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your work like this. After all, how often do you hear Sunday sermons that describe Christian retail workers, farmers, bankers...

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July 24th, 2014

Accessing Spiritual Capital in the Workplace

According to the Small Business Administration, most new businesses fail within the first few years because they are underfunded. Sad but true, success in business is impossible without resources. But did you know that we can be spiritually underfunded too?  If we fail to pray about our...

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April 1st, 2014

Did Dan Cathy Make a Mistake?

When Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, expressed his views on traditional marriage, it sparked a media firestorm in July 2012. His comments landed the successful chicken franchise in hot water—or as a recent article in Forbes put it, “in a vat of piping hot chicken grease.” As a result, given...

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March 24th, 2014

Take Your Faith to Work

Do you ever wonder if what you do on weekdays counts for eternity? As a new Christian, I sure did. That’s why I enrolled in Dallas Theological Seminary, and after four years of rigorous study, I was ready to make a mark for the Lord. Then I met Bill Garrison—attorney, DTS trustee, and elder...

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February 28th, 2014

Millennials Seek to Serve God in Their Work

Millennials -- lazy, greedy, entitled, the me-me-me generation? Not all of them. Sure, some feed this stereotype. But did you realize that born-again Millennials are notable for their social activism, and they practice evangelism more than any other generation?

June 4th, 2013

Stop Apologizing for Caring What You Do

By: Katherine Leary Alsdorf, Founder & Director Emeritus at Redeemer Presbyterian Church's Center for Faith and Work We often bemoan the classic cocktail greeting, “Hello, it’s nice to meet you. What do you do?” But I’m not sure our complaints are warranted. Certainly it’s an awkward...

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