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What Does Advent Have to Do with Work?

At first glance, Advent doesn’t seem to have anything to do with work. Advent, after all, is a special season in the Christian year,…

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Ruth the Faithful: A Survival Story

As I was recently re-reading the book of Ruth, I found myself remembering similar stories I have encountered in my own life. I thought…

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Why Passion Isn’t the Holy Grail of Work

I graduated seminary in 2011, on the heels of the Great Recession. Very few companies were hiring. In fact, many were laying people off….

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Truth in the Workplace: A Story of Resistance

When I was the Senior Pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church, a woman from my congregation – I’ll call her Rochelle – made an appointment…

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Sheroes of the Faith: What We Can Learn About Creative Resistance

“But the Midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them.” (Ex. 1: 17) Two women face an ethical…

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Gender Discrimination at Work: Faithful Resistance

I was on a panel recently that opened up with this question: As a woman, what are some of the ways you’ve been discriminated…

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