The "Making It Work" Podcast

About the Podcast

Through conversation, scripture and stories, we invite God into work’s biggest challenges, so that you can live out your purpose in the workplace. The Making It Work podcast is brought to you in partnership by The Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary and the Theology of Work Project. Hosts: Leah ArchibaldMark Roberts.

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Episode 37: Building Unity with Diverse Teams

“Making It Work” Podcast with Corrie Napier

How do you foster a healthy work culture with a diverse team?

Episode 36: Find Meaningful Work in a Changing World

“Making It Work” Podcast with Michaela O’Donnell

The uncertainty of work today may leave you anxious and asking, how can I find meaning in my work?

Episode 35: Sustaining Hope for the World’s Big Problems

“Making It Work” Podcast with Victor Boutros

Are you facing a problem in your work that feels like it’s too big for you to solve?

Episode 34: Jesus at the Joystick: Can Video Games be Spiritual?

“Making It Work” Podcast with Xalavier Nelson, Jr.

Does spiritual development have to be dull? Or can growing with God be more like a game?

Episode 33: Attune to God’s Voice for Your Work

“Making It Work” Podcast with Tracy Mathews

If you could discern God’s guidance and presence in your everyday life and work, what would you ask?

Episode 32: Customer Service and the Imitation of Christ

“Making It Work” Podcast with Ron Johnson

Interacting with customers and clients can be stressful.

Episode 31: Winning and Losing at Work

“Making It Work” Podcast with Nate Proctor

Do you work in a job where you have to win?

Episode 30: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction & Anxiety

“Making It Work” Podcast with Justin Whitmel

Whether or not you’re intentionally forming your habits, your habits are forming you.

Episode 29: Leading in Times of Uncertainty

“Making It Work” Podcast with Laura Whitaker

How do you lead with faith in a world that is uncertain?

Episode 28: Stop Trying to Find Your Passion

“Making It Work” Podcast with Liz Forkin Bohannon

Have you found your passion at work?

Episode 27: When Staying with Your Job is an Act of Obedience

“Making It Work” Podcast with David Hataj

What do you do when God calls you to stay in a job that’s making your life difficult?

Episode 26: Finding Joy in a Job You Don’t Like

“Making It Work” Podcast with Shundrawn Thomas

How can you experience joy in your work when you’re working a job that you don’t like?

Episode 25: How to Find a Mentor and Be a Mentor

“Making It Work” Podcast with Bill Hendricks

Guest Bill Hendricks discusses the benefits of finding and being a mentor, and gives practical advice for how to do both.

Episode 24: Mending Your Relationship with Your Boss

“Making It Work” Podcast with Femi Sokoya

Guest Femi Sokoya flipped a bad manager situation, first by seeing his work as a place where he represents God, and then by inviting his manager into conversation.

Episode 23: Get the Rest You Need

“Making It Work” Podcast with Saundra Dalton

Guest Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith tells us about seven different types of rest and how God helped her recover from a season of burnout.

Episode 22: Ordinary Employees
Pursuing Racial Justice in the Workplace

“Making It Work” Podcast with Maya Adolf and Jamie Sturm

Guests Maya Adolf and Jamie Sturm started an employee-led educational group to foster racial understanding in their workplace.

Episode 21: Doing God’s Work in the Military

“Making It Work” Podcast with Russ Gehrlein

Our guest today, Master Sergeant Russ Gehrlein, made his career in military service, where he not only discovered God’s purposes for his work, he also realized he could feel God’s presence at work on a daily basis.

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Episode 20: How to Weather a Bad News Cycle with Jesus

“Making It Work” Podcast with Bonnie Kristian

How do you weather the news when it seems like one piece of bad news after another?

Episode 19: Avoid the Comparison Trap

“Making It Work” Podcast with Tim Bongiovanni

How do we escape from the comparison trap?

Episode 18: The Impact of Biblically Responsible Investing

“Making It Work” Podcast with Rachel McDonough

What should you do with your money? Should you save? Invest? Give it away? These questions have big implications for your financial security in the future, and also for your faith.

Episode 17: Is it Okay to Talk About Mental Health at Work?

“Making It Work” Podcast with Johnny Crowder

We have an honest conversation about what it’s like to struggle with mental health at work.

Episode 16: Make Room for Your Whole Self

“Making It Work” Podcast with Clarissa Middleton

If you can’t bear the thought of going to work one day longer, it may be time to re-examine the unique factors that make you you.

Episode 15: God in the ER During a Pandemic

“Making It Work” Podcast with Mike Sunu

Emergency room physician Mike Sunu shares how he has experienced God in the ER during COVID-19.

Episode 14: Bridging Political, Racial
and Religious Differences Through Food

“Making It Work” Podcast with Adrian Miller

Soul food scholar Adrian Miller discusses bridging our political & racial differences through food.

Episode 13: Sharing Your Faith at Work Without Fear

“Making It Work” Podcast with Sue Warnke

How can you share your faith at work? Conversations about faith in the workplace can often feel like a minefield.

Episode 12: Navigating People vs. Profit

“Making It Work” Podcast with Al Erisman

How can you navigate the tension between people and profit, and what does the Bible have to say about it?

Episode 11: How to Work When You’re Working From Home

“Making It Work” Podcast with Ian Jackson

With the advent of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, many workers find themselves suddenly working from home.

Episode 10: I’ve Got a Good Job, But I’m Unhappy

“Making It Work” Podcast with Paul Sohn

You’ve worked hard, you’ve landed the job that you thought you wanted but for whatever reason you’re unhappy. How do you know what the right career is for you?

Episode 9: Overcoming Procrastination

“Making It Work” Podcast with Cate Nelson

You know that time is running out to do that thing you’re supposed to do. But you just can’t bring yourself to do it.

Episode 8: Looking for Work?
Navigating Seasons of Transition with God

“Making It Work” Podcast with Vernée Wilkinson

Connecting with God can help you get the most out of life in the transition times, like when you lost your job.

Episode 7: Experiencing God’s Presence at Work

“Making It Work” Podcast with Denise Daniels & Shannon Vandewarker

What if you could experience God’s presence in the midst of your ordinary, everyday work?

Episode 6: Maintaining Integrity in a Culture of Self-Promotion

“Making It Work” Podcast with Monica Busch

A Christian at Facebook gives us a view from the front lines for how to maintain integrity in a culture of self-promotion.

Episode 5: Speaking Up When You’re Not the Boss

“Making It Work” Podcast with Joi Freeman

Speaking up, especially when you’re not in a position of authority, is not easy. So, how do you know when to speak up, and how can you do it effectively?

Episode 4: Creating Boundaries When You’re Overworked

“Making It Work” Podcast with Sarah Magidoff

Have stress and exhaustion become your default state? Explore how to slow down and create boundaries.

Episode 3: Defining Success For a Purposeful Life

“Making It Work” Podcast with Nicholas Pearce

How you define success can guide how you live every day and the decisions you make. So how do you define success?

Episode 2: The Invisible Burden of Being
a Black Woman in the Workplace

“Making It Work” Podcast with Austin Channing Brown

Guest Austin Channing Brown talks about faith, work and the invisible burden of being a black woman in the workplace.

Episode 1: Perfectionism and Imposter Syndrome

“Making It Work” Podcast with Erin Sloan

God leads us out of perfectionism and imposter syndrome, into freedom and unconditional love.

More About Theology of Work

The “Making It Work” podcast was made in partnership with the Theology of Work Project. You can find the podcasts by visiting theologyofwork.org/makingitwork.