Jeff Haanen
Doctrine: Sovereignty

In the third of three posts in our series Heart, Work & World? Telling First-Hand Accounts of the Gospel in our Work. Find other posts here on how our humanity and God’s adoption play out in stories of work today.  In this story, a small business entrepreneur takes the leap from being a shop class teacher to […]

Jeff Haanen
Doctrine: Adoption

This is the second story (of five) about men and women in Denver who’ve experienced the living God in their work. As I mentioned in the first post, a version of these stories were included as illustrations of various doctrines in The NIV Faith and Work Study Bible (Zondervan). The next story focuses on the […]

Free Download: 6 Ways to Love Your Neighbor Through Business

“Who is my neighbor?”This question has stumped believers since the legal expert asked Jesus about it more than 2000 years ago. In hopes of justifying himself, the lawyer sought unambiguous instructions for inheriting eternal life. Jesus responded with the story of the Good Samaritan, demonstrating that loving our neighbors is defined more by our mercy […]

Jeff Haanen
Starting your Journey on Work, Calling, and Our Economic Life

Wondering where to get started in learning about how Christianity might begin to influence your work – and even the entire economy? Here’s a good list of resources from our peers across the US compiled by our friends at the Kern Family Foundation: The Oxygen Mask Story (five-minute watch time; introductory video from MTF) To […]

Jessica Schroeder
Disrupting An Industry That Needs to Be Disrupted

This post highlights the work of Core Ventures, a presenting sponsor at February’s “Business for the Common Good” event. Thank you to Core Ventures for their generous support! For any of us who’ve been involved in recruiting and hiring, it’s no secret that the process can be slow, tentative, and at times painful. Maybe you’ve had a […]

Jeff Haanen
Integrating Faith and Work in Your Church This Year

Dear Friends, Your church is a busy place. Small groups, worship services, elder meetings – it’s hard to know where to focus your time as a pastor called to equip the saints for works of service. As a friend of Denver Institute for Faith & Work, you believe that one way to do this is […]

Joanna Meyer
2018 Events Schedule

Mark your calendars…2018 is our strongest lineup yet! Get ready for an exciting year of learning and connection. Whether it’s an industry-specific event, or a signature event like our annual women & vocation or business gathering, there’s something for everyone on next year’s calendar. February 1 – Business for the Common Good – annual half-day […]

2017: Best of the Blog & Social Media

In 2017, we had the privilege of seeing great stories unfold in workplaces and communities across the Denver Metro area and beyond.Our partnerships and events yielded beautiful testimonies of men and women doing excellent work throughout the region. Stories of unconventional leadership, tenacity and faith revealed themselves in conversations on the Denver Institute Blog and […]

Jeff Haanen
Faith in the Workplace: The Four Postures

How should I think about the role of faith in my company? How do corporations in America today handle issues surrounding spirituality in the workplace? I recently addressed these questions with David Miller who leads Princeton University’s Faith at Work Initiative and is the author of God at Work: The History and Promise of the […]

Jeff Haanen
The Prayer of Awareness

In the busyness of my life, who really has time to pray? Several weeks ago I sat down with my friend and spiritual mentor Barry Rowan. Though I wouldn’t say I was too busy to pray – especially not to Barry, a giant in the faith compared to me – when the conversation turned to […]

Jeff Haanen, Laura Bernero
“Expand Your Cultural Imagination”: A Christian Rap Artist on Creativity  

In early June, I invited my friend Jim Mullins of Surge Network (a faith and work organization in Phoenix) to share with other movement leaders at City Gate, an annual gathering of peers doing similar work to Denver Institute.   Jim stood up and said, “I want to begin my talk on theological imagination — […]

Jessica Schroeder
Cookies at Work: The Relational Power of Hospitality in the Workplace

If you have ever seen the film Babette’s Feast, you know the power of exceptional food and wine to foster the healing of broken relationships. For those unfamiliar with the film, the narrative culminates in an extravagant meal that mediates grace to an unsuspecting group of people. As they dine on each successive course, these […]