Some people don’t think faith belongs in the workplace. Yet now more than ever, people of faith recognize the need to be faithful all the time, rather than “checking faith at the door.” This approach means effectively integrating faith, work, family, and other important aspects of life. Even when their most deeply held beliefs may... [Read more...]Faith at Work Has Arrived!
What a surprise! Faith at Work: Finding Purpose Beyond the Paycheck has arrived! Yes, way ahead of schedule. I’m shocked, thrilled – and completely unprepared. The purpose of this book is to help Christians become better workers, and workers become better Christians. Our everyday work is one of the greatest opportunities we have for growing... [Read more...]Marketing, Mentors, and Great Catholic Books
See this guy to the left? Yep, his name is Brandon Vogt. Catholic convert, author, blogger extraordinaire, and flat-out talented dude. Young (25 years old), smart and articulate. His first book, The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet is awesome, and well worth reading. In fact, I have an extra copy of his... [Read more...]The Catholic Briefcase
It’s the little things in life that sometimes make a huge difference. Case in point: my introduction to Randy Hain. It all began with a passing comment in a conversation with Tom Peterson, Founder and President of CatholicsComeHome.org. Tom was visiting The Coming Home Network’s world headquarters (well, really our small office in rural Ohio) to... [Read more...]Why Work Matters – and the Liberation of Conversion
I recently watched An Interview on Why “Work Matters” by Justin Taylor from The Gospel Coalition (a fellowship of evangelical churches). In the interview, Justin discusses the book Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship with Monday Work with its author, evangelical pastor Tom Nelson. What a great interview. Of course, I’ve never met either... [Read more...]Faith at Work is Beautiful!
I am so grateful to the tremendous team at Our Sunday Visitor! The cover art just arrived for my first book, Faith at Work: Finding Purpose Beyond the Paycheck. It’s beautiful! No one at OSV could have known, but the colors were perfect – my favorite color is blue. Just ask one of my kids. What’s Dad’s favorite color? You’ll... [Read more...]God’s on the Phone
Among the many cool people I have been privileged to meet over the past few years is a guy named Regis Flaherty. I will always be in Rege’s debt, for a simple reason: he bailed me out in a big way last year. My local Legatus chapter had a cancellation, and as “Program Chair” I was responsible for getting a replacement, and fast. As... [Read more...]What a Work Ethic!
Every now and again, one of my kids does something that really impresses me. That’s not to say my kids are slouches or anything – they are all wonderful gifts, each one with a unique personality and his or her own strengths and weaknesses. Most of the weaknesses were inherited from me, I suspect. Yes, my wife Kathi reads these posts. Anyway,... [Read more...]Workplace Evangelization: 3 Ways to Shock Your Co-Workers
It’s a tough time to be Catholic in the workplace. However, with hardship always comes opportunity. Although some are critical of the Church’s consistent teaching on faith and morals, others are discovering the depth and beauty of Catholicism every day. At the same time, workplace regulations and policies designed to treat all people with... [Read more...]Crazy Busy? Try This…
Last night, I came home from work and my head was spinning. My long to-do list was orbiting in front of my eyes like the rings around the planet Saturn. I was completely absorbed in work-related thoughts all the way home and even through dinner. I am ashamed to admit that I was hoping to get right back to work afterwards, but that’s not what happened. Instead,... [Read more...]