FAITH AND WORK


Can’t Get No Satisfaction? Answers To Job Fulfillment

Editor’s Note: Steve Lindsey is director of the Center for Faith + Work Los Angeles. CFWLA recently hosted its 2018 conference: God@Work (See photo of panelists during one of the sessions below). For more information about future events and classes: faithandworkLA.com. Piggybacking on a thoughtful blog recently posted by Hugh Whelchel titled Can Work be Truly Meaningful?, I’d like to explore how people seek satisfaction in their Jobs. There are...

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7 Reasons Why You Should Care About Your Work

The problem with work these days is [wait for it] nobody really loves it. The beginning of an essay penned by Bob Black in 1985, The Abolition of Work, best describes this sentiment: “No one should ever work. Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you’d care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In...

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How Compton Changed; Straight Outta The Gospel

At the Together LA conference held in 2015, one of the featured speakers, Compton’s mayor Aja Brown, spoke into the broad streams of a Los Angeles thirsty for solutions to societal ills as a relative newcomer in both the political and spiritual realms of the leadership community. At the time, she was just beginning to hone her political chops as a believer in Jesus serving inside Compton’s governing council and...

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The Sacred Ordinary

In getting a string of CFWLA (Center for Faith + Work Los Angeles) activities lined up for the year I’ve found myself recently buried in a long string of emails, phone calls, lists of details to follow up on, and scheduling coordination. On any given day I might finish a few of these or spend several hours doing tedious editing on a section of curriculum for one of our...

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Mission Trips of a Different Kind: Diving Into the World’s Financial Districts

Thinking about mission trips to impoverished countries as about only reaching the poor is a thing of the past, says Resource Global visionary and leader Tommy Lee. Editor’s Note: Tommy Lee played a key role in the Together LA 2015 conference, facilitating and hosting an amazing list of speakers and organizations. The reality is that many of these same countries where Christians went out in multitudes to share the gospel in...

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Stepping Away From High-Level British Petroleum Job Included Unusual Prayer

LA MIRADA — When it came to making a life-changing career choice that included potentially walking away from millions of dollars, Ed Cannon didn’t want to wait for a still, small voice from God to tell him what to do. Cannon, who left a 25-year-career in the oil industry, including progressive leadership positions with British Petroleum, Amoco and Standard Oil Company, is president and CEO of Far East Broadcasting Company...

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Eden Chen: On Mission To Lead Business Leaders In Jakarta, Nairobi, and Shanghai

EL SEGUNDO — Resource Global is in perfect position to lead a movement of business leaders who successfully live out their faith in Jesus at the workplace in major metropolises, said board member Eden Chen recently. “There are some great programs out there that are training young Christians to see the importance of work and how that applies to their faith,” Chen said. “But I think Resource Global is unique...

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Arts District’s ‘As We Dwell’ Home To All

Looking back, Sarah Jung realizes that God wanted her to think outside of the box. All along, she thought she needed to get a house as the ideal space for As We Dwell. Editor’s Note: This is the final article of a 3-part series written by Ashley Kim on As We Dwell. To read part one, click here: DTLA Arts District Space: Dwellers Work, Create and Do Life Together. Part two, click...

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Faithful Artisan: When LA Becomes Your Mission Field

As We Dwell founder and visionary Sarah Jung’s life took a dramatic turn nearly three years ago when she went on a mini road trip to shoot photos at Salvation Mountain in Niland, California. Editor’s Note: This article is the second of a 3-part series on As We Dwell. To read part one, click here: DTLA Arts District Space: Dwellers Work, Create and Do Life Together. Jung and her photographer friend,...

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DTLA Arts District Space: Dwellers Work, Create and Do Life Together

As We Dwell, located in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles, is not your typical coworking space. Yes, there are plenty of tables, outlets, and speedy wi-fi available, but the art on the walls, macramé wall hangers, and handcrafted jewelry on the shelves are just a few signs that catch the attention of passersby and point to an inspiring, collaborative community of artisans within. As We Dwell, which opened its...

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