Faith in the Workplace: Work-Life Balance 006

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Workplace_006.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Today we continue our discussion on Faith and Work as we discuss how to balance work and leisure.  In an age when technology not only makes it possible to bring work home, but also brings an expectation to be “on call” every hour of the day how do we learn how to say no to work and yes to rest?  Wendell Berry once

Faith in the Workplace: Integrity 005

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Workplace_005.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we continue our discussion on Faith and Work as we discuss how to work with integrity. So many individuals and companies fall to the lure of compromising their integrity. As Christians we are called to work wholeheartedly, knowing that Christ Himself sees through our actions and into the motivations that brought about those actions. The way of integrity begins when we seek to

Faith in the Workplace: Transformation 002

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Workplace_002.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Today we continue our series on Jesus in the Workplace with a conversation on transformation in the workplace. What does it mean to make change at work? How do we go about doing that? Join us in the conversation and find out more on our website.      

Faith in the Workplace: Good News 007

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Workplace_007.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we finish our discussion on Faith and Work as we discuss how to be intentional with our faith. The phrase, “Preach the gospel, if necessary use word,” has been falsely attributed to St. Francis. Here’s the problem, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” In our respective workplaces our gospel action must be accompanied with gospel words for true

Bonus: The Singing Teacher

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/The_Singing_Teacher.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we chat with Dr. Zeb Balentine about his book, “The Singing Teacher.”  In this episode we discuss the power of song and how congregational worship not only helps shape our understanding of who God is but also prepares us for death.  If you like what you hear be sure to pick up Dr. Balentine’s book, “The Singing Teacher: How the Worship Leader Shapes

Faith in the Workplace: Failing Well 004

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Workplace_004.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we continue our discussion on Faith and Work as we discuss the difficult topic of failure.  Everyone fails, but as Christians there is hope in our failure for Christ’s grace toward us is greater than our greatest failure.  If you are going through a season of failure we pray this episode brings healing for today and hope for tomorrow.  Join us in the

Faith in the Workplace: A Mirror into Your Soul 003

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themiddlekingdom/Workplace_003.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Today we continue our discussion on Faith and Work as we discuss how work itself can be a litmus test on what we truly value.  What are the idols that lurk in your heart seeking opportunity to turn the good gift of work into an ultimate gift?  Join us in the conversation and find out more on our website.  

Bonus: Faith and Entrepreneurship

This week’s episode features a special bonus conversation on the topic of faith and entrepreneurship, with answers to questions like, how can I greater integrate my faith into my work, venture, or creative endeavors? What makes a Christian entrepreneur stand out in the broader entrepreneurial community? What can the Christian church at large learn from entrepreneurs? This episode highlights three successful entrepreneurs and leaders based in Beijing who are living

The Problem of the Church 004

This week we bring in two guest pastors to continue our series on the church and talk about some of the common problems of the church – both local and global-and the hope for the future. Check out notes from this week’s episode on the Middle Kingdom website. Check out this episode!

The People of the Church 003

This week we discuss another a component of the church: its people. With a discussion ranging from church membership to women in leadership to the church, join us in this week’s conversation. For today’s verses and notes, visit themiddlekingdom.org. Check out this episode!