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How to Move Past Offense

How to Move Past Offense

Part of learning to love is investing time to discover the triggers, land mines, and wounded areas of others in order to avoid causing further harm. This process is foundational in any committed romantic relationship and equally valid in the workplace. But...

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The Roadblock to Sharing Your Faith at Work

The Roadblock to Sharing Your Faith at Work

Speaking the truth in love is Paul’s charge to Christians, to the church of Ephesus – and by extension, us – to make absolutely every effort we can to maintain unity in our community. As Christians, we need to hold one another accountable so our collective...

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Winning Without the Credit

Winning Without the Credit

Servant leadership has been an important topic in the workplace for many years. Jesus modeled selfless service and called his followers to do the same. His words were equally countercultural then as they are now. It’s easy to do something nice and show you...

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Spare a Compare

Spare a Compare

The value of our work is not measured relative to what others have to offer. When you’re working for God, you produce independent goods. So why do we fall into the comparison trap? There is room for everyone to win in God’s economy because we serve a God of...

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Community Without Condition

Community Without Condition

God loves unity. There’s no doubt about it. But it can be so hard to get along, especially when working with others with whom you share nothing in common outside of your office space. Even if you work with others who love Jesus, the way they approach Him...

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When You Can’t, Lean In

When You Can’t, Lean In

Prayer in community is one of the most powerful tools Jesus left us with. It allows us to hold one another up in the good times and the bad. You don’t have to have it all together – and neither does everybody else! Sharing our needs, requests, and even our...

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When Failure Hits

When Failure Hits

When God doesn’t deliver, and failure breaks you, the thought of getting up again … well, it can be crippling. Failure in any part of life impacts all parts of life, and that includes work. In 2 Samuel 12, David deals with the consequences of a horrible sin...

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Love Why You Work

Love Why You Work

Fear of God, as Martin Luther taught, is not one of imminent danger. It is more like the fear or anxiety we feel at the thought of disappointing someone we love (i.e., filial fear). If someone is married, they are faithful to their spouse because they love...

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What Makes Us Distinctly Different?

What Makes Us Distinctly Different?

What makes us distinctly different as followers of Jesus? Is it the way we speak? How we fill our weekend? No. Being a Christian at work goes far beyond Bible-verse-emblazoned coffee mugs and promises to pray for people in the throes of overwhelm. These are...

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