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How does the gospel influence the work of Mere Christians—those of us who aren’t pastors or religious professionals, but who work as entrepreneurs, baristas, and accountants? That’s the question this podcast explores every week as Jordan Raynor interviews guests across the widest variety of vocations.
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The first 3 things Joni plans to do when heaven comes to earth, how everything we do in this life either increases or decreases our capacity for leadership on the New Earth, and how our work can be “ingredients in God’s happiness.” This episode originally aired on June 15, 2022. Because you all loved it so much, we are re-releasing it as a part of …
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The incredible impact of Antique Candle Co.'s “Prayer Committee," how Brittany’s faith compelled her to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a “non-essential” company perk, and what heaven might smell like. Links Mentioned: Brittany Whitenack on LinkedIn Brittany Whitenack on Instagram Antique Candle Co. Sign Up for the Antique Candle Co. Newslett…
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The 8-step process to landing your dream job in a God-honoring way, the “half-baked theology” keeping Christians stuck professionally, and 3 things that should set apart how Christians search for jobs while employed. Links Mentioned: Kelsey Kemp on LinkedIn Kelsey Kemp on X Kelsey Kemp on Instagram Kelsey Kemp on Facebook The Called Career Job Dict…
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How liturgies can help you see and respond to the holiness of every mundane moment at work, what quantum physics can reveal about why God might choose to work through you and me, and how “rehearsing for the new creation” shapes Doug’s science fiction writing. Links Mentioned: Every Moment Holy Douglas Kaine McKelvey on Instagram Douglas Kaine McKel…
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What a Christ-like view of competitors looks like practically, whether or not it's biblical to set goals about “winning” and “beating” competitors, and how Peter practically cultivated joy amongst his team during the COVID crisis Links Mentioned: Peter Demos Peter Demos on Facebook Peter Demos on X Demos’ Restaurants Angus Buchan Faith like Potatoe…
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The vocational dream Jamie is afraid to say out loud, how to work hard with your hands but not with your soul, and why Jesus was so good at saying “no” to requests for his time. Links Mentioned: Jamie Ivey Jamie Ivey on Instagram Jamie Ivey on Facebook Jamie Ivey on YouTube Jamie Ivey Blog The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey Podcast Why Can’t I Get It T…
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Why faithfulness requires focus and killing things that are working, how dreaming about work on the New Earth makes it easier to focus today, and why you should stop asking, “What can I learn from this person?” and start asking, “What is God teaching me through this person?” Links Mentioned: Noah Sanders on LinkedIn Noah Sanders on Instagram Redeem…
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The impact of knowing that God cares about your work and not just how you spend your lunch break, how to use Show & Tell for grown-ups to move from Surface > Serious > Spiritual, and how to practically make people feel valued beyond their productivity. Links Mentioned: Candice Levert on LinkedIn Mere Christians: Sean Kouplen (CEO of Regent Bank) Me…
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Why “losing your life” for Christ is less about moving overseas and more about losing control, what Scripture’s focus on Jesus’s “one-off” miracles and engagements means for your unseen work today, and how to practically “number your days” so that you may grow in wisdom. Links Mentioned: NOD & Grow The Sacredness of Secular Work A Praying Life When…
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Why viewing sports as trivial diminishes God’s sovereignty, why we’re tempted to assign priority where God does not, and how Christians should think differently about free enterprise. Links Mentioned: Scott Sonju on LinkedIn Scott Sonju Email TrailRunner Int TrailRunner Int Sports Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller Praxis Labs Fault Lines: The Social J…
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How superheroes can show us how to follow Jesus, why Christians should pursue cultural literacy as a means of evangelism, and what we should do with the fact that our Heavenly Father has more fun working than we do. Links Mentioned: Mike Maihack on X Mike Maihack on Instagram Mike Maihack on Linktree Spider-Man: Animals Assemble! (A Mighty Marvel T…
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How to honor employers you leave, how feelings of inadequacy often mask an arrogance toward God, and how to obey God when you have no idea what his purposes are. Links Mentioned: Christy Wright Christy Wright on Instagram Christy Wright on X Christy Wright on YouTube Christy Wright on Facebook Get Your Hopes Up Podcast Business Boutique Take Back Y…
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How caring about ALL that God cares about will change how we work, how to think about evangelism and social action as two elements of an interconnected flywheel, and why Christians should never outsource their discernment (and how we frequently do). Links Mentioned: Jon Houghton Jon Houghton on LinkedIn Jon Houghton on Instagram Jon Houghton on X T…
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How Paul’s example of boasting in weaknesses compelled him to “hand over his small story for a greater story,” 2 ways Christian “self-care” should differ from the world’s, and how winning at home first leads to bigger wins at work. Links Mentioned: Cory Carlson Cory Carlson on LinkedIn Cory Carlson on Instagram Cory Carlson on X Win at Home First: …
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How to get unstuck professionally by mining the depths of Scripture, why comparison is a thief of joy AND a helpful teacher, and how to replace the world’s call to “confidence” with the biblical call to “courage.” -- Pre-order The Sacredness of Secular Work today and you could win an epic trip for two to celebrate the sacredness of your “secular” w…
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What the nail scars in Jesus’s hands mean for the work of your hands, why the eternal value of your “secular” work depends upon the value of creation, how we got to the place of overemphasizing heaven v. the “renewed earth.” -- Pre-order The Sacredness of Secular Work today and you could win an epic trip for two to celebrate the sacredness of your …
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How good jobs are saving the lives of 20-somethings at his company, why our definition of “kingdom work” needs to expand beyond saving souls, and how to plant a desire for goodness and truth that ultimately leads to Christ. -- Pre-order The Sacredness of Secular Work today and you could win an epic trip for two to celebrate the sacredness of your “…
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The 7 stages everyone goes through when creating with God, why failure may be a sign of God’s favor, and how to journal well in just 11 minutes. -- Pre-order The Sacredness of Secular Work today and you could win an epic trip for two to celebrate the sacredness of your “secular” work in a castle, vineyard, cathedral, and more! Entering to win is si…
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How Linda was freed from analysis paralysis about discerning “God’s will” for her work, the biblical evidence that God cares about your work and not just what your work does “for the kingdom,” and how a proper theology of the New Earth has made Linda feel more alive and much more likely to share her faith -- Pre-order The Sacredness of Secular Work…
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Get the full audiobook here: https://amzn.to/4aY34Fv -- Order The Sacredness of Secular Work before February 3 and you could win an epic trip for two to celebrate the sacredness of your “secular” work in a castle, vineyard, cathedral, and more! Entering to win is simple: Step 1: Pre-order the book on Audible, Amazon or one of these other retailers …
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5 easy ways for your pastor to encourage Mere Christians in their work this Sunday, how to better understand your biblical call to be a “priest” at work, and 5 circles of influence to pray through in your job. -- Pre-order The Sacredness of Secular Work today and you could win an epic trip for two to celebrate the sacredness of your “secular” work …
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How to stop viewing your co-workers as “salvation projects,” the #1 thing pastors can do to free the mere Christians in their pews from feeling like “JV Christians,” and how the gospel compels us to market in ways that serve always—even while selling. -- Pre-order The Sacredness of Secular Work today and you could win an epic trip for two to celebr…
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Why heaven being on earth matters so much to your work, how to not sacrifice the way of Jesus for the mission of Jesus, and where Skye sees himself professionally in five million years. -- Pre-order The Sacredness of Secular Work today and you could win an epic trip for two to celebrate the sacredness of your “secular” work in a castle, vineyard, c…
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Which of the 5 languages are most popular in the workplace, 3 ways to discover your co-workers’ language without asking, and what Jesus said gives non-Christians the right to judge Christians. Links Mentioned: Love Languages The 5 Love Languages The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace Dr. Gary Chapman on X Dr. Gary Chapman on Facebook Dr. …
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How Jesus-like mentors “show you what life can be like,” what Maina learned about discerning calling from CBS’s James Brown, and why you should serve at the worst times of life. Links Mentioned: Maina Mwaura Maina Mwaura on Facebook The Influential Mentor How to Know a Person The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Urban Faith Grace Snellville Ja…
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Why Benay is convinced that God has called her into the dark alcohol industry, why a biblical theology of heaven inevitably leads to Anti-Bucket Lists, and how thinking of work as rehearsing for eternity takes the pressure off of today. Links Mentioned: Benay Shannon on LinkedIn Benay Shannon on Instagram Restless Spirits The Sacredness of Secular …
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How the fact that “prayers never expire” changes how Mignon works, the impact Sabbath has had on her business and team, and how God took her business from $5 to $10M in sales. Links Mentioned: Mignon Francois Mignon Francois on Instagram Mignon Francois on LinkedIn Mignon Francois on YouTube Mignon Francois on Facebook Mignon Francois on X The Cupc…
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Why you should consider NOT leading with your why, how and why God calls us to make counter-strategic moves at work, and how Jesus’s example leads us to push back against worldly wisdom about delegation. Links Mentioned: Philip Klayman on LinkedIn Philip Klayman on X Three Tree Coffee Roasters Coffee & Podcast Jeff Heck of Monday Night Brewing The …
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The significance of Scripture calling government officials “ministers,” how the fruit of the Spirit outed Jim as a Christian on the police force, and what a California jury proceeding can teach you about the veracity of the resurrection. Links Mentioned: J. Warner Wallace on X J. Warner Wallace on Instagram J. Warner Wallace on Threads J. Warner Wa…
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How to deliver radical candor in a distinctly Christ-like way, the power of pursuing visions that will never be achieved, and how to lean into the hard parts of your story for God’s greater glory. Links Mentioned: Dr. Monique Perry-Graves on LinkedIn Lights & Lessons Newsletter Teach for America Christy Adams on the Mere Christians Podcast No Rules…
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Why some Christians need less Bible study and more Bible doing, how to translate Jesus in today’s post-Christian culture, and how to avoid making co-workers feel like “salvation projects.” Links Mentioned: Shauna Pilgreen Shauna Pilgreen on LinkedIn Shauna Pilgreen on X Shauna Pilgreen on Instagram Translating Jesus: How to Share Your Faith in Lang…
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Why Kevin quit his job as a pastor SO THAT he could better minister to people through his work, how NOT being explicit about his faith has led to more conversations about faith than most people ever have, and 3 things you can do to bless the most pained workers in our culture. Links Mentioned: Kevin Finch on LinkedIn Kevin Finch on X Kevin Finch on…
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How to ensure you don’t end your life describing your work as “meaningless” like Solomon does in the book of Ecclesiastes, the biblical case for enjoying more of the fruits of your labor, and one thing you can do to renew your awe of God and his Word. Links Mentioned: Michelle Myers Michelle Myers on LinkedIn Michelle Myers on X Michelle Myers on I…
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What Aarti expects coffee to taste like on the New Earth, symptoms that work has gone from a good thing to an ultimate thing, and how to “punch light into the darkness” via your work. Links Mentioned: Aarti Sequeira on Instagram Aarti Sequeira YouTube Aarti Sequeira on X Aarti Sequeira on Facebook Unwind: A Devotional Cookbook for the Harried and H…
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How to fire your neighbor as yourself, why Christians should lean into automation and AI as a means of blessing—not eliminating—people, and why excellence is “your ticket to entry” in sharing the gospel at work. Links Mentioned: Jason Woodard on LinkedIn Jason Woodard on X Biblical Leadership @ Work Podcast Josh Thompson (Janitor Josh) Episode The …
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The biblical grounds for doing work some see as vain, how to display Jesus when you get fired, and how God uses even the curse to bless and sanctify us. Links Mentioned: Bethany Brown on LinkedIn Bethany Brown on X Bethany Brown on Instagram Bethany Brown on Facebook The Aesthetics Lounge and Spa ‘Wilberforce’s List of “Launchers”’ James 1 Every Go…
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How to work and rest from a place of belovedness, what types of rest can save you from burnout and exhausting vacations, and how ridiculous songs like “You Make the Poops” can honor God. Links Mentioned: Justin McRoberts Justin McRoberts on Linktree Justin McRoberts on Facebook Justin McRoberts on X Justin McRoberts on YouTube Justin McRoberts on I…
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How to serve AND be served in your marketing, Hayden Flour Mills’s redemptive approach to wheat, and the simplest way your work matters to God. Links Mentioned: Debbie La Bell on LinkedIn Hayden Flour Mills The Bible App The Perfect Loaf Chiles and Smoke The Miller’s Daughter Kendall Vanderslice Seven Loaves of Bread Pat Gelsinger on LinkedIn Jorda…
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Why everything you do at work is an act of theology, why Christians should view even mundane work as “infused with supernatural meaning,” and how Genesis 1 democratizes human dignity. Links Mentioned: J.T. English on LinkedIn J.T. English on X Jen Wilkin Jen Wilkin on X You Are a Theologian: An Invitation to Know and Love God Well None Like Him: 10…
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How to worship God while you work, even if you spend more time staring at spreadsheets than stars, how thinking of today as rehearsing for eternity can change how you work, and 3 reasons why we need mere Christians working in the sciences and other secular fields. Links Mentioned: Dr. Deborah Haarsma Dr. Deborah Haarsma on LinkedIn Dr. Deborah Haar…
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The 3 spheres of excellence every Christian is called to, why so many Christians are “addicted to mediocrity,” and the importance of calling out the God-given excellence in others. Links Mentioned: Dr. Andreas Köstenberger on Biblical Foundations Dr. Andreas Köstenberger on LinkedIn Dr. Andreas Köstenberger on X Biblical Foundations Excellence Mast…
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How Christ redeemed Anne after horrific trauma and abuse, how her trauma gave her purpose and ambition for Auntie Anne’s, and how to stop overcomplicating the presence of God. Links Mentioned: Auntie Anne Beiler on Instagram Auntie Anne Beiler Auntie Anne’s Twist of Faith He Will Hold Me Fast on YouTube Emerge Counseling Ministries Come to the Tabl…
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Why Alpha is the #1 tool I recommend for sharing the gospel winsomely with your co-workers, how Ephesians should compel pastors to view themselves as the “backline” and mere Christians as the “frontline,” and how to “draw out the deep well” in others. Links Mentioned: Alpha Bible in One Year (BiOY) Nicky Gumbel on Instagram Nicky Gumbel on TikTok N…
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How “discernment alarms” can alert you to the work beneath your work, how Stefanie has seen simple vulnerable storytelling lead to opportunities to share the gospel, and why dissenting from the Kingdom of Noise is so critical to your work. Links Mentioned: Stefanie Gass Stefanie Gass on Instagram Stefanie Gass on Twitter Stefanie Gass on LinkedIn S…
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How Paul seeks the Lord when making decisions for his city, how to be relational before we’re confrontational at work, and why Christians should “embrace the chaos” of this world. Links Mentioned: Paul TenHaken on Instagram Paul TenHaken on Twitter Click Rain Adam Weber The Audacity to Win Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance Paul David Tr…
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Russell's terrific advice for deciding when to leave a job, why confidence is what American Christians need most in the workplace, and how to “own your exile” and experience freedom. Links Mentioned: Russell Moore Christianity Today Losing Our Religion on Amazon Chronicles of Narnia on Amazon Mere Christianity on Amazon Southern Baptist Convention …
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What the “dirty jobs” of God mean for you and me, the power of dwelling on what God has saved you from, and how to “choose joy” in a job you don’t love. Links Mentioned: Janitor Josh The Adventures of Janitor Josh on Amazon The Power of a Praying Wife Jordan RaynorJordan Raynor
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How to honor your employer with your side hustle, what AI means for human connection and podcasting, and how to “show your work” when you create any content at work as a means of demonstrating trustworthiness. Links Mentioned: Letisha Bereola Letisha Bereola on LinkedIn Letisha Bereola on Twitter Letisha Bereola on Instagram Letisha Bereola on Face…
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How the truth that “God’s will is much more a way than a thing” leads to a radical freedom in life and work, the difference between “justifying your legitimacy” and “expressing your belovedness” through your work, and the most brilliant interpretation of Ecclesiastes I’ve ever heard. Links Mentioned: Dave Evans on LinkedIn Dave Evans on Twitter Des…
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How to distinguish between holy ambition and selfish ambition, how to do “due diligence on your soul” and not just a deal, and could there have eventually been realtors in the Garden of Eden? Links Mentioned: Bobo Beck on LinkedIn Bobo Beck on Twitter Bobo Beck on Instagram Wisdom Calling Wisdom Calling: A Professional's Devotional Guide to Skillfu…
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