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Emails–they are useful, but can get us in trouble… don’t we all know it! We interviewed noted relationship expert, Emerson Eggerichs, to talk about his recent book and get us into some new, better emailing habits.

Featured Guest: Emerson Eggerichs, PhD
Workplace/Ministry: Love & Respect Ministries

The Lost Art of Mutual Respect

Undercover Boss made her famous. Christ makes her an excellent leader. Hear the story of the Dwyer Group with Dina Dwyer-Owens, her views on the dog-eat-dog world for women as executives, and the environment for women who lead with faith.

Featured Guest: Dina Dwyer-Owens
Ministry/Workplace: Neighborly Brands & Dina Dwyer-Owens

YOUR Kingdom Calling – Part II

What is a Kingdom calling? Do you have one? ‘Kingdom Calling’ is one of the top 5 Faith and Work books ever written. Her perspective on our work is life- and work-changing.

Featured Guest: Dr. Amy Sherman
Ministry/Workplace: Vocational Stewardship

YOUR Kingdom Calling – Part I

Do YOU understand your Kingdom calling? Even if you do, take a listen. Dr. Amy Sherman wrote the definitive book on faith and work ‘Kingdom Calling’, and her book is a great place to start! She wants us Christ-followers to cause rejoicing in the city because of how God is using us.

Featured Guest: Dr. Amy Sherman
Ministry/Workplace: Vocational Stewardship

Someone God Can Use: Overwhelmed & Underqualified – Part II

There is such a thing as a Kingdom business: So, what does that look like?  Enter Betenbough Homes out of Lubbock, Texas. They have the formula and share it with others through Kingdom At Work.

Featured Guest: Rick & Holly Betenbough and Casey Brewer
Ministry/Workplace: Kingdom at Work & Betenbough Homes

Someone God Can Use: Overwhelmed & Underqualified – Part I

Is your business your ministry? Want it to be? Look no further for great role models, and business models, than Betenbough Homes and its Christian Leadership outreach: Kingdom at Work.

Featured Guest: Rick & Holly Betenbough and Casey Brewer
Ministry/Workplace: Kingdom at Work & Betenbough Homes

The ACTUAL Culture War – Part II

Challenge your Christianity. You’ll be challenged, maybe even a tad offended by Carmen LaBerge, a “truth-telling it like it is” radio talk show host, who shares her views on really LIVING like a Christ-follower, in every conversation.

Featured Guest: Carmen LaBerge
Ministry/Workplace: Reconnect with Carmen

The ACTUAL Culture War – Part I

Are you speaking the TRUTH all day, in all convos? We had the honor of having Christian radio talk show host, Carmen LaBerge, with us to hear how she works daily to make sure that we ALL see God in the details of current events.

Featured Guest: Carmen LaBerge
Ministry/Workplace: Reconnect with Carmen

Connecting People with Purpose

How do you go about changing an entire city for God? We find out at the headquarters of the Austin Bridge Builders Alliance in Texas. They don’t build highway bridges, but they build relationship bridges between marketplace Christ-followers.

Featured Guest: Tony Dale, Rich Carney, Tammy McKinney, Felicia Betancur, J Pier
Ministry/Workplace: Austin Bridge Builders & Sedera Health

Super Success, Super Emptiness

What happens when the Lord gives you the world by the time you’re 40? We found out with Ward Brehm and his book – ‘Bigger Than Me’. Ward got super transparent about how success left him empty. And what God did with that emptiness.

Featured Guest: Ward Brehm
Ministry/Workplace: Bigger Than Me

Advanced Accountability

What’s it mean to be REALLY accountable? What’s it look like to work in a company that puts accountability at the top of its core values? Hear how it affects company culture, from Philip Struble, President of a national urban-engineering company.

Featured Guest: Phil Struble
Ministry/Workplace: Zebedee & Sons Fishing Company

Ready For a Job Change?

A job change CAN change your life… but you need to be prepared for that kind of decision. Dr. Andrew Spencer’s life changed when he did, and God led him to five questions to ask yourself before making the switch.

Featured Guest: Dr.Andrew Spencer 
Ministry/Workplace: Ethics & Culture

Be Busy, Not Hurried – Part II

Is there a benefit to rest while we work? Find out what an Unhurried Leader is from the author, Alan Fadling, as he schools us on “unhurried living and working”. Find out how to be an unhurried leader and their secrets to “success”. You can start now by slowing down and listening NOW!

Featured Guest: Alan Fadling
Ministry/Workplace: Unhurried Living

Be Busy, Not Hurried – Part I

What’s the payoff to slowing down? We find out from Alan Fadling, author of “The Unhurried Leader”. Hear the value of slowing down. Unhurried leaders understand the importance of certain things they DON’T do. Slow down and listen to this life-changing conversation.

Featured Guest: Alan Fadling
Ministry/Workplace: Unhurried Living

It’s Time for a Break

Let’s celebrate a few milestones today! In the past nine years, we have produced 2,200 podcasts and interviewed over 3,500 people. In addition, we have written a weekly blog for over 470 weeks, written three books, created and produced a 1-minute weekday PowerThought for podcast and radio, traveled thousands of miles, and met so many incredible people – BUT it’s time for a break. 

Throughout Scripture, God gives us great examples of REST, including at the very beginning of creation, and we know that we’ve failed to practice and obey them. In today’s show, we share honestly about what God is telling us and how we need to get serious rest so that we can walk in obedience in all He is asking of us.

So, we want to invite you to embark with us in this new season of restoration and relationship. Won’t you commit to incorporating the iWork4Him Nation pledge into our summer? Get to know our neighbors at home and work – spend some time grilling out, hosting potlucks, and relationship building. I know we will! See you this fall!

Guests: Jim and Martha Brangenberg

Ministry/ Workplace: iWork4Him

A Front Row Seat

Can a business round table change your life? Yes. Hear member stories and testimonies on how the power of Truth at Work executive round table groups are impacting lives both inside the workplace – and out. Hear from TAW’s CEO as he shares his vision and how you can get involved.

Featured Guest: David Holly, Jim Lange
Ministry/Workplace: Truth at Work

Run Toward Your Goliaths

Sometimes the path to our calling takes many turns. Dr. Eli Jones shares his story in his new book Run Toward your Goliaths. Despite being a first-generation college student, Eli’s childhood was full of first-rate learning experiences! His parents were entrepreneurial, and his dad’s work truck was often a classroom for Eli. After graduating college, Eli took several unexpected career turns. Still eventually, he ended up back in school to get his Ph.D., where Eli indeed found his calling as a teacher and writer!

Eli’s unchanging life mission has been to transform lives, and through teaching principles that come from the Bible – he is able to do just that. Higher education is fertile soil for connecting faith to learning. At Texas A&M, there are so many ways to visibly carry that out through the Christian Faculty Network and Breakaway ministry happening on campus, where Eli is deeply involved.

For the chance to win a copy of Eli’s book, Run Toward Your Goliaths, call the listener line at 866-713-9675 (WORK)!

Guests: Dr. Eli Jones

Ministry/ Workplace: Texas A&M University; EliJones.com

How to Live in Extraordinary Expectation of What’s Around the Corner, PT 2

James Barnett had a childhood of road trips to treasure.  Most of us would reminisce about the memories happily and leave it at that. Not James! He has allowed God to take those road trip lessons to shape his leadership at home and at work, in his role as President of DaySpring. 

His many life lessons include learning who is in control, Why God vs What God, and helping others see what they can’t see in themselves.  Even now, James’ parents haven’t lost their sense of adventure and hit the road again for a family adventure to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. In this episode, we learn from James’ example to constantly learn from every experience God gives us.

So many great nuggets in this interview with James Barnett and his new book, Blue Skies: How to Live in Extraordinary Expectation of What’s Around the Corner.   For the chance to win a signed copy of James’ book, call the listener line at 866-713-9675!

Guest: James Barnett

Ministry/Workplace: DaySpring

No Job Too Small – Part II

What if we could experience God WHILE we work? We hear from some friends of author John Van Sloten, (and John of course) who wrote: Every Job a Parable – a unique take on EVERYONE’S work, no matter “how big or small”.

Featured Guest: John Van Sloten
Ministry/Workplace: John Van Sloten

An Army of Givers

In this interview from last year’s CLA Outcomes Conference, we speak with National Commander – Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder, who has been with The Salvation Army for 33 years. Ken believes that one of the organization’s strengths is that they don’t have a narrow focus. This allows The Salvation Army to help people wherever they are – however, it can also lead to burn out. Throughout the pandemic, The Salvation Army has been working to meet the needs of the many Americans who have fallen under the poverty line. They went from serving 52 million meals per year to over 225 million in 2020! However, God is faithful, and Ken says that giving went up by 27% this year, which allowed the Army to do what it does best – love on people! Ken also shares with us how he keeps himself from burnout with a routine and schedule that keep his faith centered on Christ.

Commissioner Hodder is 6th generation Salvationist, 4th generation commissioner, and 2nd generation National Commander.  What a legacy he has followed and will leave for future generations. His final words to leaders were to not try to change the people but use their strengths to serve.

Guests: Kenneth Hodder

Ministry/ Workplace: The Salvation Army