By Amanda Lopez, Bethel Seminary San Diego Upon first entering into the Work with Purpose (WWP) Colloquy it was understood that members in the group would enter into reading four books about work and then write a paper. Going into the group there was an expectation that it would be enriching, but mostly I assumed… Continue reading Seeing work through the lens of Jesus
By Cara Ann Maeda, Bethel Seminary San Diego 2016 winner of the 100,000 Hours Colloquy! Imagine. Imagine a kingdom, a glorious kingdom. Beautiful streets with joyous people working, living, and serving. Each person there loves the King for he is kind, forgiving, righteous, and unconditionally loving. The people desire to serve and love the King because… Continue reading Faith and work reflections
By Karely Garcia, Bethel Seminary San Diego We all work for an audience, whether we are aware of it or not. The big difference between Christians and non-Christians is that we as Christians look to an “audience of one,” our heavenly Father. That gives us accountability and joy in our work. We have to make… Continue reading Our vocation is to love our neighbor
By Leah Lundquist, Bethel Seminary St. Paul Fog I often wonder why I go to work. The answer is usually to pay the bills. I’ve been in a “fog” when it comes to my job. I’m an IT intern for a health insurance company. I often dread going to work. I dislike waking up early… Continue reading Approaching work with God in mind
By Mario Romero, Bethel Seminary San Diego Think of work and try not to sigh. It is almost impossible! Just say the word “work” and notice yours or someone else’s reaction. Almost immediately, demeanor changes; at least mine does. Why? Why does this four-letter word cause people to use four-letter words?As well as: unease, anxiety,… Continue reading What comes to mind when you hear “work”?
By Katrina Bergman, Bethel Seminary St. Paul Gifted to…sit? Most of you reading this probably have a fairly clear idea of what your spiritual gifts are. It is likely that you have spent a good portion of your life exercising gifts like teaching and preaching, among others things. Sure, it might have taken you a little… Continue reading Your spiritual gift is…work?!
By Kassandra Heinrich, Bethel Seminary St. Paul Even though I’ve cut coffee out of my diet after 3:00 pm (a big change from my law school days) I often find myself up in the middle of the night. My mind will be turning. My heart will be racing. And I’m desperate to find some peace and… Continue reading Late nights