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Re-creation in a Broken World - Sam Thevanayagam

Guest Sam Thevanayagam talks to us about God's work of re-creation and making all things new through our every day work.

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Prayer at Work - Barbara Myrick

Guest Barbara Myrick credits prayer at work with stronger relationships and even better work results. She talks to us about the power of prayer at work.

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Find Your Voice, Take Back Your Power - Deb Liu

Deb Liu is a former VP at Facebook and the current President and CEO of Ancestry. As a woman who has worked her way to the top of the corporate ladder in Silicon Valley, she knows firsthand the challenges that keep the deck stacked against women in the workplace and the ways to overcome them.

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Myths and Half-Truths About Calling - Bryan Dik

We talk about common myths and half truths about calling with vocational psychologist Dr. Bryan Dik. 

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What to Do Next - Jeff Henderson

We talk with Jeff Henderson, author of What To Do Next: Taking Your Next Step When Life is Uncertain. 

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Knowing What to Share (and Not Share) on Social Media - Christian & Anastasia Anderson

What wisdom and guidance can faith provide for deciding how you use social media and what you share? We talk to Christian and Anastasia Anderson about how God has guided them on their journey as influencers.

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Get Paid More! (How to Ask for a Raise) - Sarah Evers

If the thought of asking for a raise makes you nervous, you're not alone. Guest Sarah Evers is here to help.

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Following God’s Lead Through a Career Change - Eli Jones

Whether you can't stand your job or just want to try something new, contemplating a career change can be intimidating. Dr. Eli Jones shares about how faith helped him overcome his personal and professional giants to follow God's guidance in his work and career path. Final episode of Season 3. Season 4 coming September 2022.

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When God Calls You to the Unexpected - Jessica Tanoesoedibjo

Have you ever felt God calling you to something unexpected and outside your comfort zone?

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How to Respond to Disrespect at Work - Janeen Uzzell

How do you respond when you’re being overlooked, disrespected, or even mistreated at work?

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Marketing Yourself Like Jesus - Darren Shearer

Explore the gospels to discover how to apply Jesus’ methods and principles to marketing.

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When You’ve Done the Work But Aren’t Seeing Success - Mary Beth Minnis

Where is God when you're not getting the results you expected?

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Biblical Wisdom for Approaching Wealth, Money & Your Work - Roy Goble

How important are wealth and money to your job, and how important should they be? What insight can the Bible offer about how we approach wealth and money?

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Time Management Lessons from the Bible - Jordan Raynor

Get a handle on your time management, with inspiration from Jesus and the gospels.

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The Gift of Knowing Your Audience - Patricia Raybon

Who does your work serve? Getting to know them can help you grow in God's love.

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What to do About Fraud in the Workplace - Charles Malgwi

If you suspect fraud in your workplace, what should you do about it?

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What is a Faith Driven Entrepreneur? - Henry Kaestner

What would it mean to be an entrepreneur who is driven by faith? We talk with guest Henry Kaestner, a sucessful serial entrepreneur and author of Faith Driven Entrepreneur.

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Barred from the Workforce: The Hidden Side of Life After Incarceration - Reuben Jonathan Miller

You want to think of the workplace as a level playing field. But this is not always the reality, especially if you’re one of the 80 million Americans with some sort of a criminal record.

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Building Unity with Diverse Teams - Corrie Napier

How do you foster a healthy work culture with a diverse team? Our guest is a mediator, conflict consultant, and international education professional who specializes in helping individuals and organizations navigate conflict and enhance effective communication.

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Find Meaningful Work in a Changing World - Michaela O’Donnell

The uncertainty of work today may leave you anxious and asking, how can I find meaning in my work? And, can I find meaning and make money?

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Sustaining Hope for the World’s Big Problems - Victor Boutros

Are you facing a problem in your work that feels like it's too big for you to solve? How do you find hope amidst work that feels overwhelming?

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Jesus at the Joystick: Can Video Games be Spiritual? - Xalavier Nelson, Jr.

BAFTA-nominated narrative director and game developer Xalavier Nelson, Jr., discusses how video games can connect us to God’s truth, and to each other.

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Attune to God’s Voice for Your Work- Tracy Mathews (Podcast Ep. 33)

Where is God when you're putting out a fire at work, or dealing with a difficult co-worker, or trying to make a complicated decision? If you could discern God's guidance, what would you ask?

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Customer Service and the Imitation of Christ - Ron Johnson (Podcast Episode 32)

Facing challenging customers and clients? God can help.

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Winning and Losing at Work - Nate Proctor (Podcast Episode 31)

How do you cope with work when winning or losing feels like everything?

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Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction & Anxiety - Justin Whitmel Earley (Podcast Ep. 30)

With constant distraction at our fingertips, our routines around work can add up to days filled with anxiety, restless busyness, and even depression.

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Leading in Times of Uncertainty - Laura Whitaker (Podcast Episode 29)

The COVID-19 pandemic presented many organizations with levels of uncertainty that they had never seen before. How do you lead with faith in a world that is uncertain?

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Stop Trying to Find Your Passion - Liz Forkin Bohannon (Podcast Episode 28)

Have you found your passion at work? That perfect job that excites you to jump out of bed every morning? If your answer is no, then our guest Liz Forkin Bohannon says, "Stop trying."

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When Staying with Your Job is an Act of Obedience - David Hataj (Podcast Episode 27)

Obeying God's call led to transformation for Edgerton Gear, a Wisconsin-based custom gear manufacturer.

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Finding Joy in a Job You Don’t Like - Shundrawn Thomas (Podcast Episode 26)

How can you experience joy in your work when you're working a job that you don't like?

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How to Find a Mentor and Be a Mentor - Bill Hendricks (Podcast Episode 25)

Guest Bill Hendricks discusses the benefits of finding and being a mentor, and gives practical advice for how to do both. He is the author of Men of Influence: The Transformational Impact of Godly Mentors.

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Mending Your Relationship with Your Boss - Femi Sokoya (Podcast Episode 24)

Guest Femi Sokoya flipped a bad manager situation, first by seeing his work as a place where he represents God, and then by inviting his manager into conversation.

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Get the Rest You Need - Saundra Dalton-Smith (Podcast Episode 23)

Guest Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith tells us about seven different types of rest and how God helped her recover from burnout.

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Ordinary Employees Pursuing Racial Justice in the Workplace - Maya Adolf, Jamie Sturm (Podcast Ep. 22)

Guests Maya Adolf and Jamie Sturm started an employee-led educational group to foster racial understanding in their workplace.

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Doing God’s Work in the Military - Russ Gehrlein (Podcast Episode 21)

Master Sergeant Russ Gehrlein made his career in military service, where he not only discovered God's purposes for his work, he also realized he could feel God's presence at work on a daily basis.

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How to Weather a Bad News Cycle with Jesus - Bonnie Kristian (Podcast Episode 20)

How do you weather the news when it seems like one piece of bad news after another? Or if you’re in a season of work where you keep getting slammed with the negative? Guest Bonnie Kristian, a journalist, is here to talk to us about how she fights bad news fatigue. Kristian follows the news as part of her job. But Kristian not only follows the news, she reflects on it with the grace that comes from her Christian faith. 

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Avoid the Comparison Trap - Tim Bongiovanni (Podcast Episode 19)

How do we escape from the comparison trap? Guest Tim Bongiovanni is a Billboard-charting music producer who is very aware of the temptations in his industry to compare and despair, and he's found a way past these challenges with God's help.

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The Impact of Biblically Responsible Investing - Rachel McDonough (Podcast Episode 18)

What should you do with your money? Should you save? Invest? Give it away? These questions have big implications for your financial security, and also for your faith.

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Is it Okay to Talk About Mental Health at Work? - Johnny Crowder (Podcast Episode 17)

We have an honest conversation about what it's like to struggle with mental health at work. With guest Johnny Crowder, CEO of Cope Notes.

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Make Room for Your Whole Self - Clarissa Middleton (Podcast Episode 16)

If you can't bear the thought of going to work one day longer, it may be time to re-examine the unique factors that make you you.

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God in the ER During a Pandemic - Mike Sunu (Podcast Episode 15)

Emergency room physician Mike Sunu discusses his experience of God in the ER during COVID19.

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Bridging Political, Racial and Religious Differences Through Food - Adrian Miller (Podcast Episode 14)

Soul food scholar Adrian Miller discusses reconciliation and bridging our differences through food.

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Sharing Your Faith at Work Without Fear - Sue Warnke (Podcast Episode 13)

Conversations about faith in the workplace can feel like a minefield. So how can you share your faith at work? Guest Sue Warnke discusses her story and practical tips.

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Navigating People vs. Profit - Al Erisman (Podcast Special Episode)

How can you navigate the tension between people and profit, and what does the Bible have to say about it?

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How to Work When You’re Working From Home - Ian Jackson (Podcast Special Episode)

With the advent of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, many workers find themselves suddenly working from home. If that's you, you're probably facing a lot of new questions. Like, "How do I set a schedule for myself? How do I feel productive when productivity isn't necessarily pegged to a certain number of hours in the office? How do I keep from going stir crazy? And if you have kids at home, how do you do any of this and make it work?"

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I’ve Got a Good Job, But I’m Unhappy - Paul Sohn (Podcast Episode 10)

You've worked hard, you've landed the job that you thought you wanted but for whatever reason you're unhappy. How do you know what the right career is for you?

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Overcoming Procrastination - Cate Nelson (Podcast Episode 9)

You know that time is running out to do that thing you’re supposed to do. You should have started it yesterday. You should start it now! But you just can’t bring yourself to do it.

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Looking for Work? Navigating Seasons of Transition with God - Vernée Wilkinson (Podcast Episode 8)

If you've left your job, lost your job or been ousted out of a job, now what? Connecting with God can help you get the most out of life in the in-between, transition times. 

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Experiencing God’s Presence at Work - Denise Daniels, Shannon Vandewarker

What if you could experience God's presence in the midst of your ordinary, everyday work?

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Maintaining Integrity in a Culture of Self-Promotion - Monica Busch (Podcast Episode 6)

How can you maintain integrity in a culture of self-promotion? A Christian at Facebook gives us a view from the front lines.

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Speaking Up When You’re Not the Boss - Joi Freeman (Podcast Episode 5)

Speaking up, especially when you’re not in a position of authority, is not easy. So, how do you know when to speak up, and how can you do it effectively?

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Creating Boundaries When You’re Overworked - Sarah Magidoff (Podcast Episode 4)

Have stress and exhaustion become your default state? We talk with guest Sarah Magidoff about slowing down and creating boundaries when you're overworked. 

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What Am I Supposed To Do? Defining Success For a Purposeful Life - Nicholas Pearce (Podcast Ep.3)

How you define success can guide how you live every day and the decisions you make. So how do you define success?

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The Invisible Burden of Being a Black Woman in the Workplace - Austin Channing Brown (Podcast Ep.2)

Guest Austin Channing Brown talks about faith, work and the invisible burden of being a black woman in the workplace.

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Perfectionism and Impostor Syndrome - Erin Slone (Podcast Episode 1)

God leads us out of perfectionism and impostor syndrome, into freedom and unconditional love.

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Trailer - Season 1

Get ready for season one of the Making It Work podcast!

About the Podcast

Through conversation, scripture and stories, we invite God into work’s biggest challenges, so that you can live out your purpose in the workplace. The Making It Work podcast is brought to you in partnership by The Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary and the Theology of Work Project. Hosts: Leah ArchibaldMark Roberts.