A Lifestyle of Work-Life Balance: Sarah Magidoff’s Story

November 8, 2018By Paul MatsushimaStory

Sarah Magidoff always thought being an architect was her one special calling in life. This desire arose when she was four years old, and she spent the rest of her adolescence seeking the education and experiences needed for a career in architecture. By her mid-twenties, it seemed she had arrived: she received a prestigious architecture … Read More

What Can We Know About the “Leaders” in Ephesians 4:11?

November 5, 2018By Mark D. RobertsArticle

In the New Testament letter known as Ephesians, we find a short list of what might be called “leadership roles” in the church. The word “leadership” does not appear in this passage. Neither does the word “roles.” What we do read is this: “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors … Read More

Rhythms of Work: Lessons from the Vineyard

October 31, 2018By Susie LippsArticle

This article is an introductory piece to a new regular series called “Rhythms of Work.” There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot… a time to weep and a … Read More

Do I Have a Calling? Or Is This Just for Special Christians?

October 8, 2018By Mark D. RobertsArticle

Many Christians believe that only a few special Christians have callings. Ordained pastors, priests, and ministers have callings. So do missionaries. And perhaps people in obvious helping professions have callings, folks like doctors and nurses, perhaps teachers and youth workers. But most Christians, it seems, are just ordinary folk, people without a calling. Scripture tells … Read More

Myths of Vocation

August 21, 2018By Michaela O'Donnell LongArticle

Recently, I had two separate conversations with friends who were in career crises. Each crisis was catalyzed by a sense of disillusionment with work—the feeling that the world had promised them something and was failing to make good on that promise. One friend, in her mid thirties, is in the midst of a corporate career … Read More

God in the Golden State

July 30, 2018By DPC EditorInterview

How is Mark Roberts of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at the Fuller Seminary in Pasadena (Ca) helping Christians live out their faith every single moment?  Find out in this episode of the iWork4Him podcast – and learn about YOUR calling. Click here to listen.

Work as Blessing, Work as Curse

July 17, 2018By Scott CormodeArticle

(Excerpted from “Making Spiritual Sense of Money”) If the first step toward making spiritual meaning about money is to provide a language for being honest with God and with each other about the financial pressures each of us feels, the second step is to make some sense of work. Most adults spend their days working. … Read More

Leadership Begins with Listening

July 17, 2018By Scott CormodeArticle

Leadership begins with listening.  But our fears take us the other way. They tell us that leadership is about having something to say, about having followers, about having control.  But our fears lie. Leadership begins with listening. Leadership begins with listening – listening to God.  The Christian life begins when we listen to the generous … Read More