NINE TO FIVE

A Mission in the Marketplace

Christeen Rico, an international expansion strategist for a large tech company in Silicon Valley talks with Luke Cahill of Christians in Commerce about defining a theology of work (8:00), a new understanding of success (16:47), and Christian groups in Silicon Valley (21:32).


Biology, Ecology, and Christianity

Richard Lindroth is a Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He has spent over thirty years of his career there and currently is a Professor of Ecology and former Associate Dean of Research. His conversation with Steve Becker covers becoming a biologist (4:22), stewards of God's creation (19:34), working in science as a Christian (27:49).


Fostering the Presence of God

Chuck DeGroat, Professor of Pastoral Care and Christian Spirituality at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan talks with Steve Becker of Christians in Commerce about wholeheartedness (3:18), contemplative prayer (13:05), and fostering the presence of God (20:48). Learn more about Chuck DeGroat's course on contemplative prayer here: bit.ly/contemplativeprayer


The Talent in My Pocket

Have you ever thought of misfortune as a talent? At a recent Challenge Weekend, Charlie Singleton shared a personal experience of his own misfortune that allowed him to be uniquely equipped to be Christ's presence for another.


God's Unfailing Faithfulness

Bryan Huntington is a young lawyer in a prestigious law firm. Surprising when you see the early challenges he faced. Wrapping up his first thirty years he sits down with Steve Becker and he shares his story, his gradual awakening to God’s great faithfulness, and how he serves God as a lawyer. They discuss overcoming challenges at a young age (1:43), God's faithfulness (9:52), and serving God as a lawyer (18:32)


Hope for the Workplace

Bill Dalgetty, a former General Manager at Mobil Corporation talks with Luke Cahill of Christians in Commerce about a profound faith experience (7:25), stewardship at Mobil (14:21), and Hope for the Workplace (21:47).


Influencing the Right Way

This episode features a panel discussion from our Coworkers in Christ Gathering on October 5, 2018. The conversation was moderated by Luke Cahill of Christians in Commerce. The panelists, in the order that you will hear them include Tammy Krings, owner and president of The Conversations that Matter, Paul Larsen, Consultant, Coach, and Connector for GiANT Worldwide and ICG Advisors, and Roy Tinklenberg, founder of faithandworkmovement.org. They discuss integrating faith and work (1:37), influencing others the right way (8:49), and understanding God's purpose for you at work (18:24)


The Fingerprints of God

Three weeks on a new job, Ed suffers a cardiac arrest in front of three coworkers. Ten minutes without oxygen, he survives with no brain damage. Steve Becker discusses with Ed Varevice the miracle and its impact on the hospital staff (8:40), his coworkers (12:46), and himself (22:42).


What’s My Assignment Today?

An educator of high school and college students, Sophia Norman shares insights that will benefit all of us no matter where we work. Sophia and Luke Cahill of Christians in Commerce discuss how “it’s all about relationships” (9:44), “What’s my assignment today?” (16:06), and keeping your eyes on the Lord (25:44)


Christian Hospitality at Work

Ben Lorence, a director at Ameriprise Financial talks with Steve Becker of Christians in Commerce about a relationship with a devout Hindu at work (2:29), appreciative inquiries (11:36), and fostering Christian inquiry (18:45).


Advancing Life-Giving Culture

This episode features Paul Larsen, Consultant, Coach, and Connector for GiANT Worldwide and ICG Advisors. Paul was one of our lightning talks during our Coworkers in Christ Gathering on October 5, 2018. He discusses creating life-giving culture (1:25) and shalom at work (7:18). The second half of the podcast includes a Christ at Work story from Jim Ganther about a miraculous healing in the workplace (11:05).


Imposter Syndrome

This episode features Roy Tinklenberg, founder of faithandworkmovement.org. Roy was one of our lightning talks during our Coworkers in Christ Gathering on October 5, 2018. He discusses comparing yourself to others (2:56) and a sand exercise (7:56). The second half of the podcast includes a Christ at Work story from Gail Cardwell about sharing her faith in the workplace (11:19).


Millennials and Challenge Groups

This episode is a panel discussion on the experience of growing Christians in Commerce small groups in South Bend. Randy Raciti talks with Joe Cramer and Peter Staffelbach about their experiences as members of Challenge Groups. They discuss joining a challenge group (3:42), the value of diversity (11:51), and mentorship (14:37)


Growing Challenge Groups in Indiana

This episode is a panel discussion on the experience of growing Christians in Commerce small groups in South Bend. Rich Preuss interviews Steve Smith and Robert Goo about their increased growth in the past year. Steve shares about keys to their success and Rob about his own experience as a new participant. They discuss the role of “Working for Our Father” (9:52), the impact of a homework assignment (14:05), and keys to expansion (17:07)


Being of Significance

This episode features Tammy Krings, owner and president of The Conversations that Matter. Tammy was one of our lightning talks during our Coworkers in Christ Gathering on October 5, 2018. The second half of the podcast includes a Christ at Work story from Craig McLain about sharing his faith in the workplace. They discuss distractions at work (6:14), significance (9:19), and teaching in the marketplace (12:09)


Three Godly Habits of Rest

This episode features Dr. Michael Naughton, director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St Thomas in Minnesota. Dr. Naughton was one of our lightning talks during our Coworkers in Christ Gathering on October 5, 2018. The second half of the podcast includes a Christ at Work story from Christine Ziegler about finding hope in her workplace. This episode includes the three habits of rest (1:51), meeting Mother Teresa (7:00), and hope in the workplace (11:35).


Panel Discussion: Faith in the Fortune 500 (Part 2)

This episode is part 2 of a panel discussion from our Coworkers in Christ Gathering on October 5, 2018. The conversation was moderated by Roy Tinklenberg, founder of faithandworkmovement.org. The panelists, in the order that you will hear them, include Nick Kim from Google, Ben Lorence of Ameriprise Financial, Jermy Jamison from ExxonMobil, and Mike Russell of Medtronic. They discuss overcoming negative stereotypes (1:39), what is "my why"? (4:35), and audacious goals (15:49).


Panel Discussion: Faith in the Fortune 500 (Part 1)

This episode is part 1 of a panel discussion from our Coworkers in Christ Gathering on October 5, 2018. The conversation was moderated by Roy Tinklenberg, founder of faithandworkmovement.org. The panelists, in the order that you will hear them, include Nick Kim from Google, Ben Lorence of Ameriprise Financial, Jermy Jamison from ExxonMobil, and Mike Russell of Medtronic. They discuss why they do what they do (3:09), Christian employee resource groups (13:38), and the spiritual climate of their companies (17:27).


Good Goods, Good Work, Good Weatlh

This episode was originally published on January 20th, 2018. Dr. Michael Naughton, University of St. Thomas, and Steve Becker, Christians in Commerce discuss integrating your faith and work (1:37), good goods, good work, and good wealth (6:22), exercising influence as a leader (14:15), and recognizing the gifts of others (18:10).


Leading with Faith

This episode was originally broadcasted on Relevant Radio's program, the Rediscover Hour. The featured conversation includes Patrick Conley of Relevant Radio and Luke Cahill from Christians in Commerce. They discuss bringing authentic faith into the workplace (4:10), the impact of the Holy Spirit (7:10), and leading with faith (14:30).


Working Together as Christ Followers

DKY is a marketing agency led by three partners who share a Christian perspective. One of the partners, Brian Dahl, discusses how their Christianity impacts their business (8:17), facing tough situations (15:00) and Christian unity in the workplace (24:52).


Faith, Authenticity, and Iowa

Taylor Garcia, a logistics brand planner for a consumer goods company talks with Luke Cahill of Christians in Commerce about finding purpose in Iowa (8:38), authenticity in the workplace (12:05), and Christian employee groups (16:33).


Reweaving Shalom

Part 2 of a two-part conversation between Hugh Whelchel, Executive Director of the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics and Steve Becker, Christians in Commerce. They discuss the two roles of Shalom (6:24), practical approach to creating Shalom (11:07), facing bad work environments (14:21).


God's All Inclusive Call

Part 1 of a two-part conversation between Hugh Whelchel, Executive Director of the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics and Steve Becker, Christians in Commerce. They discuss the value and importance of work (4:37). integrating life and work (9:10), and role God’s peace plays in life (12:14).


Human Beings, Not Human Doings

Tammy Krings, owner and president of a leadership development firm talks with Luke Cahill of Christians in Commerce about connecting faith and leadership (5:56), morning rituals (14:56), and excellence (21:56).


Light the Darkness

Two personal workplace stories featuring Jeremy Stanbary sharing about aligning his career to God's mission (0:48), and Luke Cahill talking about operating in the fruit of the Holy Spirit (14:38).


Clarity, Courage, Cost, Community

Katie O'Leary, a strategic growth consultant for start-ups and small businesses, shares her personal perspective on women in the workplace (6:53), aligning her career with her faith (8:53), and the 4 C's (13:11)


"Give It to God"

Two personal workplace stories featuring Ginny DeSanto sharing about the Father's gift of work (0:52), and Jason Ahrens talking about triumphing over challenges in the workplace (7:54).


Discovering Our Particular Calling: Part 2

Steve Becker shares his own personal career journey and learning about misfortune as a great gift in God’s hands. If you wish to view the full presentation, you can watch it here

Abilities, affinity, opportunity (4:08), misfortune as a friend (9:53), the law of the gift (12:26)

Discovering Our Particular Calling: Part 1

Steve Becker shares insights on discovering our personal calling based on his own experience. If you wish to view the full presentation, you can watch it here

Job crafting (3:35), the three pillars (9:42), and the compassionate employer (13:49)

Creating Christians in Commerce

A bonus clip from last week's podcast in which Louis Grams discusses the creation of the Christians in Commerce organization.

A Form of Radical Christianity

A conversation between Louis Grams, one of three co-founders of Christians in Commerce, and Marya Huntington, a financial analyst for General Mills.

Stewards of creation (1:04), living the radical life (6:55), dealing with hostility (17:53)

Faith, Law, and Justice

A conversation between Christopher Dietzen, former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, and Bryan Huntington, attorney for Larkin Hoffman.

Abducted and rescued (2:14), mentoring (9:50), pursuing judgeship (17:30)

Where Do You Want Me?

A conversation between Russ Shurts, software engineer, and Luke Cahill, Christians in Commerce.

Finding a career (5:00), back to the workplace (11:08), a new perspective (16:02), where do you want me? (25:46)

Sunday Matters on Monday

Part 2 of a two-part conversation between Dr. Michael Naughton, University of St. Thomas, and Steve Becker, Christians in Commerce.

Differentiating Adam 1 and Adam 2 (0:53), resume virtues vs. eulogy virtues (2:57), why Sunday matters on Monday (8:17), changing our perspectives on leisure (15:30)

Good Goods, Good Work, Good Wealth

Part 1 of a two-part conversation between Dr. Michael Naughton, University of St. Thomas, and Steve Becker, Christians in Commerce.

"The heart of the Christian story is that God is with us, so what is our relationship between faith and work? It isn't that we bring God to the work, God is in our work." Do we have the eyes to see God? That's often the challenge for many of us, we don't see the deeper reality that's occurring. Our faith creates a high bar for us."