Jan 30, 2015

On Earth As It Is in Heaven: A Prayer for Young Professionals

“Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” These words are familiar to many of us. But even if we pray these words consistently, do we actually expect to see anything change? If we do ask for God’s will to be done on earth as it is...Read more +
Jun 6, 2006

The Ten Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment: An Interview with T. D. Jakes

T. D. Jakes, pastor and businessman, has a long list of accomplishments, growing ever longer. He has led The Potter’s House Church, one of the nation’s largest mega-churches with 30,000 members, since 1996. He has visited with the presidents of Uganda and Kenya, and personally overseen digging wells for remote...Read more +
Feb 13, 2015

What Do You Do: Focused Answers for Unfocused Careers

“The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” — Archilochus “What do I usually do? I find things and I found things. Things I find include tools, ideas, books, and people, which I blend and purvey. Things I’ve founded and co-founded include the Trips Festival (1966),...Read more +
Jul 5, 2013

How Can I Forgive Someone Who Has Deeply Hurt Me?

Luke 11:1-4
Jesus teaches us to connect our request for divine forgiveness with a strong statement of our own forgiving of those who have wronged us: “And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us” (11:4). This imperative could be translated more literally, “And forgive us our sins...Read more +
Feb 10, 2015

When You Don’t Know How to Pray

Matthew 6:5-6
Jesus warned that hypocrites pray before people, but his disciples were to pray to God. Specifically he said, “Pray to your Father … ” What happens when you pray to God as Father? We were taught in seminary always to have a sermon in our back pocket—just in case. I...Read more +
Jan 30, 2015

On Earth As It Is in Heaven: Living God’s Will through Our Daily Work

by Karen Swallow Prior
My friend Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, author of The World is Not Ours to Save , tells the story of finding the will of God along a mundane path. Wigg-Stevenson was a recent college graduate working for an anti-nuclear weapons organization and assembled a meeting of activists within a regal, columned hall...Read more +
Jan 29, 2015

Four Tips on Sexual Purity from Jesus

Matthew 5:27-30
Breaking news! Sexual purity is very, very important to Jesus. Modern culture may be pretty relaxed about it but not Jesus. And sexual purity isn’t just about what we do. It’s about what we think—especially for those who tend to be aroused more by images and imagination! Here’s help from...Read more +
Feb 13, 2015

What Do You Do: Where We Find Our Worth

“What do you do?” It’s a standard question when adults first meet, and most of us have a short answer ready. I’m a doctor. Pastor. Teacher. Stay-at-home mom. Writer. Engineer. Waitress. Our occupation is not only our source of income, it can also become our identity and the primary source...Read more +
Feb 11, 2015

But Wait, There’s More

Matthew 6:7-8
Jesus’ world was jam-packed with gods. Remember the Greek gods? They stretched from A to Z, from Aphrodite to Zeus. These gods had powers, but they also had flaws, and to get their attention, you had to pray loudly and endlessly. Like the 450 Prophets of Baal who danced and...Read more +
Feb 23, 2011

Character, Competency, Chemistry, & Chicken: An Interview with Dee Ann Turner, VP at Chick-fil-A

Dee Ann Turner has worked for Chick-fil-A for more than 25 years and currently serves as Vice President of Talent. She oversees recruitment, selection, and retention of corporate staff and Chick-fil-A Franchisees. Dee Ann attended Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she received an undergraduate degree in Journalism and...Read more +