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10 Scriptures to Help You Face Obstacles at Work

10 Scriptures to Help You Face Obstacles at Work

Have you ever felt like you were under attack at work? Catherine Gates from Workmatters.org shares 10 Scriptures to help when you feel all alone at work, or if you just feel overwhelmed by the demands and crazy deadlines coming at you.

Purposed worKING: Up In Smoke

Purposed worKING: Up In Smoke

In this post, Rusty Rueff shares one of his daily devotional blog posts. “It might feel like we are stuck on a treadmill that is speeding up on us and with no way off. Today, let me be encouraging that the work we are given to do on this earthly part of our journey matters.”

Churches brace for the ‘Illinois Exodus’

Churches brace for the ‘Illinois Exodus’

It’s hard to see a bright economic future for Illinois, at least before a serious reckoning. With already so many people are leaving (more than 45,000 in 2018 alone), the trend has been named the “Illinois Exodus.” That means fewer taxpayers to share the burden, which likely leads to higher taxes, which likely leads to more departures.

3 Stages of Business Growth

3 Stages of Business Growth

“There are other ways of writing about the stages of business development. I’ve done it myself, but I find quantifying it in this way—0 to 1, 1 to 5, and 5 to 50—makes sense to a lot of my clients. It works in any industry, any style of corporate culture, and every market I can think of.”

Why Are There No Christians Left Anymore?

Why Are There No Christians Left Anymore?

Rick Goossen, Chairman of Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO) Network, discusses “There are virtually no ‘Christians’ left in North America.  Where have they all gone?  How did it become so complicated to be called a Christian?  Does it matter?”

The Spiritually Healthy Leader: Confronting Unwanted Sexual Behavior

The Spiritually Healthy Leader: Confronting Unwanted Sexual Behavior

Jay Stringer, a licensed mental health counselor, ordained minister, and author of "Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing", joins Greg Leith of Convene to discuss a topic that few dare to touch. How does the power of a leader infused with their sexual brokenness impact their lives and the lives of those that they lead?

Podcast Episode 49 - A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs: Andy Crouch, Author, Journalist and Partner at Praxis

Podcast Episode 49 - A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs: Andy Crouch, Author, Journalist and Partner at Praxis

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On this episode, the team spends time with Andy Crouch, partner for theology and culture at Praxis, an organization that works as a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship, as well as an accomplished writer and journalist, having authored several books as well as articles published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine.

Work in Process: Work, Racism, and Moving Forward

 Work in Process: Work, Racism, and Moving Forward

From our friends at Nashville Institute for Faith + Work (NIFW) is their article from last month in reflection of Black History Month in the US. It challenges us all to stand against racism by calling out stereotypes and toxic practices, cultivating relationships, educating ourselves, and praying for healing and restoration.

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Originally published by FORBES — This article by Travis Bradberry (author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President of TalentSmart) gives helpful tips about dealing with toxic people, ranging from ‘setting boundaries’ to ‘having a support system’ to even ‘watching your caffeine intake.’

Do Entrepreneurship and Christianity Conflict?

Do Entrepreneurship and Christianity Conflict?

I wanted to give some thought to the topic of entrepreneurship and Christianity since I don’t think some of the issues are straightforward. The first thing I would express is something about my personal journey, which I hope will be helpful.

Not very long ago, I did not make public pronouncements about my faith even though I recognize that the Bible is clear in some parts on our obligation as Christians to profess our Christianity to others. On this point, however, I believe there is also a Biblical stipulation that we should offer our faith largely when questioned about it. 1 Peter 3:15-16 shares, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience…”

Regarding this scriptural reference, I sometimes worry that we as Christians are overbearing in our approach with other people, in that many of us drive people away from Christ rather towards Him.