Catherine Sandgren
5 Ways to Integrate Our Faith & Work

The Christian life is one of constantly receiving and returning, and from this exchange we are deeply formed. One touchpoint where we encounter this exchange is in places of corporate worship. In Matt Kaemingk’s most recent book, Work and Worship: Reconnecting Our Labor and Liturgy, Kaemingk discusses the concept of bringing to the communion table […]

Ryan Tafilowski
“Weekending” for the Work: Connecting Work and Worship

What makes a human being a human being? Is it that we are homo sapiens — sophisticated animals with the capacity for abstract reasoning and complex language? Or are we homo faber — creators of culture, builders of civilizations and empires?Yes. No. Both.It’s not that these characterizations of human beings are wrong, exactly, but they […]

Kristi Rathbun
How the Psalms Invite Us to See Work in a New Way

Work and worship. To the average churchgoer, these things belong to different realms, different arenas of life not meant to overlap. Compartmentalizing secular and sacred life can seem appealing, particularly when times are tough and our jobs leave us shouldering stress and anxiety. Some yearn for that spiritual escape, to enter the sanctuary and leave […]

Lydia Shoaf
Holy Worldliness

I once heard a pastor say that his parishioners would often comment on how hard it was to go to work in “Godless workplaces,” day after day. The pastor responded, “It’s not Godless, if you are there.” This pastor’s words came to mind—but I began thinking of their meaning in a different way—as I read Matthew […]

Kristi Rathbun
Workforce Development and the Common Good

Today’s job market bears little resemblance to the workforce of 20 years ago. Whereas employees used to remain with a single company for the duration of their careers, modern workers have embraced job hopping every few years as the new norm. While many of our grandparents were able to find steady, well-paying jobs just out […]

Ryan Tafilowski
Kingdom “Economics”: What is Stewardship?

My favorite gift last Christmas was a pack of thermal socks. It’s funny how things change. I can still remember how I felt as a child upon opening a “present” from my grandmother comprised of a sweater and socks. Ten-year-old boys are not known for their self-awareness, so it’s a good thing my sweet old […]

Jeff Haanen
Easter is Not a Metaphor

When I think of Easter, I think of the pink crabapple trees blossoming in early April along the north side of Caley Avenue in my hometown of Littleton. I think of Easter egg hunts on budding green church lawns packed with girls in pastel dresses and boys in clip-on ties, carrying baskets filled with eggs, chocolate, […]

Bethany Jenkins on Idleness, Work, and Worship

Do you like The Faith & Work Podcast? Be sure to subscribe! Now available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify. Summary How can Christians love our work even when we hate our jobs? Is there a purpose to work beyond the daily grind? What can Paul’s letters to the church at Thessalonica teach us about faith […]

Jeff Haanen
How Effective is the 5280 Fellowship?

“How do you measure your results?” It’s usually not the first question I receive from a donor interested in our work, but it is the second or third. And it’s not always easy to answer. Measuring impact in the nonprofit sector can be tricky business. In the business world, it’s much more straightforward: profitability is still […]

At Work, With God, For the World

What is work for? Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours at work, but, as a culture, we’ve lost sight of the purpose of work. In fact, we’re in the midst of a crisis of work. Globally, only 13% of employees feel engaged in their work. That number is higher in America, […]

S9E1: The Changing World of Work

Do you like The Faith & Work Podcast? Be sure to subscribe! Now available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify. Summary How has the pandemic affected they way we work? What broader economic changes have taken place and how should the church respond? Jeff and Joanna tackle these questions around the changing world of work.  Highlights […]