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Why Passion Isn’t the Holy Grail of Work

Why Passion Isn’t the Holy Grail of Work

October 16, 2017

I graduated seminary in 2011, on the heels of the Great Recession. Very few companies were hiring. In fact, many were laying people off. Let’s just say that in a depressed economy there is very little demand for someone with an advanced degree in theology and no record of success in any industry. To complicate … Read More

Truth in the Workplace: A Story of Resistance

Truth in the Workplace: A Story of Resistance

October 16, 2017

When I was the Senior Pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church, a woman from my congregation – I’ll call her Rochelle – made an appointment to see me. When she entered my office, I could tell something was wrong. Normally quite joyful, Rochelle looked distressed. Sitting down, she got right to the point. “I have a … Read More

Sheroes of the Faith: What We Can Learn About Creative Resistance

Sheroes of the Faith: What We Can Learn About Creative Resistance

October 9, 2017

“But the Midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them.” (Ex. 1: 17) Two women face an ethical dilemma at work. By profession, they are caretakers, nurturers, and guides ushering new life into the world. But in the midst of their life-giving work, there is a death-dealing force at … Read More

Gender Discrimination at Work: Faithful Resistance

Gender Discrimination at Work: Faithful Resistance

October 9, 2017

I was on a panel recently that opened up with this question: As a woman, what are some of the ways you’ve been discriminated against in the workplace? And, how does the Gospel shape your response? Whoa! Talk about starting off strong. I loved this question. So, seeing that none of my panel-mates were eager … Read More

Let’s Change How We Ask About Calling

Let’s Change How We Ask About Calling

October 3, 2017

I hate icebreakers. Maybe it’s the introvert in me. Or maybe it’s because I’m Irish and my face heats up every time I’m put on the spot. Either way, I hate icebreakers. Four or five years ago, during one such icebreaker, I was paired up with a man and asked to talk about our jobs. … Read More

Failing Well, Not Fast

Failing Well, Not Fast

June 26, 2017

Someone asked me once, “Why are you afraid to fail?” I remember wading through a bunch of half sentences until I admitted, “I don’t want to fail because I’m afraid of who that means I am. Basically, my identity is at stake.” Even though I know that my being is more important than my doing, … Read More

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FULLER ALUMNI AND FRIENDS GATHERINGS

February 21, 2017 in Lakeland, Florida
Featuring Mark Roberts,
Exec. Dir. of De Pree Center
Free lunch provided
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FULLER ALUMNI AND FRIENDS GATHERINGS
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IGNITING A MOVEMENT IN THE MARKETPLACE

January 28, 2017
Featuring Tod Bolsinger,
author of Canoeing the Mountains
At Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos
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IGNITING A MOVEMENT IN THE MARKETPLACE

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