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362: From Sunday to Monday: Making Your Faith Relevant in the Workplace

362: From Sunday to Monday: Making Your Faith Relevant in the Workplace


How do you integrate your faith and work, especially when leading in a marketplace setting? Dr. JoAnn Flett, executive director of the Center for Faithful Business at Seattle Pacific University, joins us to discuss the value of living out your faith in your daily work. 


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In this episode:

  • JoAnn's passion for human flourishing and how it connects to the Center for Faithful Business (04:30)
  • "The Harvard Human Flourishing Project has for one of its lead researchers, Tyler VanderWeele, and Tyler has noted that flourishing itself might be understood as a state in which all aspects of a person's life are good." (04:38)
  • Human Flourishing is similar to Shalom, "Rightness of relationship with God, with self, with others, and with creation is the way that Nicholas Wolterstorff has summarized shalom." (05:03)
  • Faith & Co. are films that offer visual case studies to demonstrate how people are integrating faith and work (07:24)
  • Qualitative differences between Christian leaders and secular leaders (09:24)
  • Christian business leaders should embody the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (10:09)
  • How a flourishing Christian workplace, as opposed to a toxic culture, helps attract people to Christ (12:15)
  • Do Christian principles make for good business outcomes? (16:49)
  • Profit is a reward for business done well (17:34)
  • "Business leaders are priests of creation and mediators of God's order in and through their organizations." (23:03)
  • What it means for a company to embrace B corp standards and how it reflects a Christian value system (26:19)
  • The next generation wants to see leadership care deeply about these two elements of justice and the environment (34:27)


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