15 episodes

This podcast seeks to fire the imagination of Christians who long to practice their faith at work. The podcast features interviews of people who try to practice their faith at work. Guests may be famous or unknown. They may be very successful, quietly faithful, or instructive in their woes. We typically interview mature Christians, but there are exceptions. The common thread is a desire to live by one’s faith and convictions. Guests include professional athletes, award-winning broadcasters, a librarian, a surgeon, a Harvard-educated opioid addict, politicians, and more.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

This podcast seeks to fire the imagination of Christians who long to practice their faith at work. The podcast features interviews of people who try to practice their faith at work. Guests may be famous or unknown. They may be very successful, quietly faithful, or instructive in their woes. We typically interview mature Christians, but there are exceptions. The common thread is a desire to live by one’s faith and convictions. Guests include professional athletes, award-winning broadcasters, a librarian, a surgeon, a Harvard-educated opioid addict, politicians, and more.

    Governor Bill Haslam: A Faithful Presence in Politics

    Governor Bill Haslam: A Faithful Presence in Politics

    Whether you are finding yourself over-invested in or completely jaded by the drama of American politics, this is the episode for you. Bill Haslam is the former Mayor of Knoxville and Governor of Tennessee, and the author of Faithful Presence: The Promise and the Peril of Faith in the Public Square. For Governor Haslam, the work of the Christian in politics is to exercise faithful presence--neither withdrawing, nor assimilating with the broader culture. Haslam offers refreshing, and often surprising insights from his own experience in politics, and invites us ask "how do we [as Christians] act in a different way [in politics] so that we really are salt and light in the public square?"

    Connect with us!

    Our website: https://www.faithandworkstl.org/

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    YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCuD3xLksTdBhMX0R3lTY4gQ

    Purchase Dan's latest book: https://www.prpbooks.com/book/work-that-makes-a-difference

    • 48 min
    Tim Persons, Physicist and Administrator: Serving the Public through Science

    Tim Persons, Physicist and Administrator: Serving the Public through Science

    In this, our final episode of season 2, Dan chats with Dr. Timothy Persons, the chief scientist and one of the managing directors for the Government Accountability Office. We don't often think about this part of the US government, but they do the essential behind the scenes work of offering scientific, economic, and sociological insight, oversight and foresight into all policies and laws put forward by congress. Dr. Persons holds degrees Nuclear Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Executive Leadership and offers us an insightful look into what faithfulness looks like in the worlds of science and public policy. In this secular age, Dr. Persons reminds us that "we live in miracles... science should engender awe because it points us to something bigger."



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    Our website: https://www.faithandworkstl.org/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faithandworkstl

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/faithandworkstl/

    YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCuD3xLksTdBhMX0R3lTY4gQ

    Purchase Dan's latest book: https://www.prpbooks.com/book/work-that-makes-a-difference

    • 58 min
    Nancy Gruneisen, Children’s Librarian: Curating Curiosity

    Nancy Gruneisen, Children’s Librarian: Curating Curiosity

    "Books are like windows," shares this week's guest Nancy Gruneisen, "you can see another time, another world, another culture. But they can also be mirrors. Children want to see themselves in the books they are reading." Nancy is a children's librarian at a local St. Louis elementary school and is a perfect example of how exercising quiet, yet strong faithfulness to God's kingdom in your work can bring joy and beauty to your corner (or reading nook) of the world.



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    Our website: https://www.faithandworkstl.org/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faithandworkstl 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/faithandworkstl/ 

    Purchase Dan's latest book: https://www.prpbooks.com/book/work-that-makes-a-difference

    • 46 min
    Bob Yarbrough, the Lumberjack and Theologian: On Working Hard

    Bob Yarbrough, the Lumberjack and Theologian: On Working Hard

    Dr. Robert Yarbrough: author, educator, scholar, and tree feller. Bob has written many books and articles including Clash of Visions: Populism and Elitism in New Testament Theology and The Letters to Timothy and Titus. He is also a professor of both Greek and New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary, where he is known for regaling students with stories of his lumberjack days, and gracing a lucky few with a glimpse at his axe collection. Dan and Bob chat about what it looks like, regardless of your station, to work heartily, as for the Lord. Straddling the worlds of white and blue collar vocations, Dr. Yarbrough demonstrates, both through his own experiences and his study of the new testament, a vision of work that is rooted in discipline and endurance. 



    Connect with us!

    Our website: https://www.faithandworkstl.org/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faithandworkstl

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/faithandworkstl/

    YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCuD3xLksTdBhMX0R3lTY4gQ

    Purchase Dan's latest book: https://www.prpbooks.com/book/work-that-makes-a-difference

    • 48 min
    Rick Horton: Baseball, the Media, and Discipleship

    Rick Horton: Baseball, the Media, and Discipleship

    Rick Horton is a broadcaster and color commentator for the St. Louis Cardinals and a leader in the organization Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Rick was also a pitcher in Major League Baseball himself for a number of years, and offers a perspective on the game, media, and criticism from his vantage points both on and off the field. While not many of us will know what it's like to sit in the broadcasting booth, Horton is immensely relatable and offers insights on things that are important regardless of your career field: speaking the truth in love, navigating a changing culture, as well as evangelism and discipleship in the work place.



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    YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCuD3xLksTdBhMX0R3lTY4gQ

    Purchase Dan's latest book: https://www.prpbooks.com/book/work-that-makes-a-difference

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Irwyn Ince: Race and Friendship in Church and Society

    Irwyn Ince: Race and Friendship in Church and Society

    Irwyn Ince is the coordinator of the PCA's Mission to North America (MNA), a Council member of The Gospel Coalition, as well as the director of the Grace DC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission, which offers practical training for churches and other faith based organizations on how to lead their congregations toward an intentionally multi-racial and multi-ethnic future. Ince is also the author The Beautiful Community: Unity, Diversity, and the Church at Its Best. 

    Listen in to hear Dan and Irwyn's candid and grace filled conversation about race, diversity in both the church and the work place, and a sneak peek at a project these two friends are working on together.

    Get a copy of The Beautiful Community: HERE

    Check out ICCM: https://gracedc.institute/



    Connect with us!

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faithandworkstl

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/faithandworkstl/

    YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCuD3xLksTdBhMX0R3lTY4gQ

    Purchase Dan's latest book: https://www.prpbooks.com/book/work-that-makes-a-difference

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Rivendellpress ,

Look forward to hearing more

Excellent topic well done!

tlhamp ,

Outstanding

First, I could listen to Dr. Doriani all day, but to hear him elicit thoughts and best practices from others is quite enlightening.

CH111192 ,

Entertaining and insightful

Dan Doriani is a great interviewer. This is fun to listen to & has some good conversations about the intersection of faith and work/calling

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