Thanksgiving and Work

July 20, 2019By Mark D. RobertsArticle

When you saw the title, “Thanksgiving and Work,” what was your first reaction? I expect some of you, seeing the title “Thanksgiving and Work,” felt wistful, perhaps even a bit peeved. You may not associate work with being thankful. Your job may be terribly demanding or tedious. Your boss may be a tyrant. You may … Read More

An Atmosphere of Gratitude

November 26, 2019By Clarissa MiddletonArticle

As the year winds down, I’ve fallen almost innately and surprisingly into a state of deep reflection and rest. There are 50,000 things I could schedule on my calendar and my daily “To Do Lists,” but my spirit keeps ushering me to slow down, take deeper breaths, do what I can as best as I … Read More

Why FWE?

August 27, 2019By Karley HatterArticle

A few weeks back, a dear friend and I were gathered around a table eating dinner when she asked me: “Karley, what is FWE?” To give context, my friend is a successful, young, female entrepreneur in Los Angeles. She is innovative and theologically thoughtful and cares deeply about her work. As I briefly shared about … Read More

Out of the Box

August 27, 2019By Clarissa MiddletonArticle

In what world does an interactive media designer with a background in finance and venture capital become the Content and Communications Manager at a seminary? How and why does this equation make sense? In my wildest imaginations, I never dreamed I would become the manager of content creation and communication efforts for marketplace leaders desiring … Read More

Clarissa Joan Middleton Joins De Pree Center as Content and Communications Manager

June 17, 2019By Michaela O'Donnell LongAnnouncements

I am thrilled to announce that Clarissa Joan Middleton is joining the De Pree Center team in role of Content and Communications Manager. In this role, Clarissa will spearhead our multifaceted content strategy, direct digital content experiences, write, and oversee all communication efforts to further De Pree Center’s mission of serving marketplace leaders so that … Read More

Fear and Faithfulness

June 4, 2019By Michaela O'Donnell LongArticle

Recently, I had young woman approach me after a speaking engagement and ask with admiring eyes, “How do you do it all?” When I prodded more, I learned what all meant: she liked the things I taught about, she thought it was wonderful that I have two young children, and she hoped to have a … Read More

Leading for Diversity and Inclusion

May 14, 2019By Guest ContributorArticle

James 2:8-9, “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.” Centuries ago there were two particular travelers on a dangerous road. Seeing a person needing help, there was the … Read More

Making Grace Functional in The Workplace

May 7, 2019By Guest ContributorArticle

Proverbs 25:11 “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.” The question that underlies my work is one Max De Pree presented to his executive committee: What would grace enable the organization to become? It seems like an odd question in a capitalist system. I claim it is absolutely … Read More