Abby Worland
Naomi Hartman Joins Denver Institute as Public Engagement Associate

Editor’s note: We recently welcomed Naomi Hartman to the Denver Institute team as our Public Engagement Associate. Naomi and I talked about her prior work and what she’s most excited about at Denver Institute. Our conversation below has been lightly edited for length and clarity. How did you first connect with Denver Institute?Naomi: ​​I first […]

Brian Gray
Faithful Political Engagement: A Resource Collection

At Denver Institute, we strive toward a future where every person’s work brings hope and life to their city. But we recognize that the places where we live and work can be extremely pluralistic and polarized. This is especially true of our political climate over the past 20 years, where Christians are often seen as […]

Jeff Campbell
Aunt Clara Brown: Unearthing a Legacy of Compassion and Strength

Clara Brown’s life story is deeply interwoven with her steadfast Christian faith, a faith which guided her every action and became the cornerstone of her remarkable journey. The centrality of her faith is embodied in her quote, “I only do what Jesus tells me to.” As Clara navigated the opportunities of entrepreneurship, she leaned into the […]

Brian Gray
Is There Hope For Housing?

Is there hope for housing?What is behind this question and why would Denver Institute for Faith and Work be dealing with housing?In our FOR Campaign–a five-year strategic plan we began this year–we are identifying three significant civic issues that we want to help impact over the next five years. Housing affordability will be one of […]

Abby Worland
God Doesn’t Miss Deadlines: Thoughts on Productivity

Have you ever gotten to the end of the day, looked at your to-do list, and realized you may have been more than a little optimistic when you wrote it that morning? Where does the time go? Why is it so hard to actually get things done? I recently listened to the Freakonomics podcast episode titled […]

Eric Most
Radical, Creative Giving: Generosity After God’s Own Heart (Part 1)

It’s no cliché to say that John 3:16 (NIV) – “for God so loved the world that he gave” – is a verse that should greatly inform our lives as Christians today. As followers of Christ, we are to mirror him, and thus we can, and we ought to be, radically generous to those around […]

Joanna Meyer
What’s Missing in the Return-to-Work Debate? Empathy

Have you followed the debate regarding corporate work from home policies? A number of prominent CEOs insist that after more than three years of pandemic-related changes, it’s time for employees to return to the office. ·      Elon Musk (Tesla/Space X) called remote work “morally wrong”·      David Solomon (Goldman Sachs) called it an “aberration”·      And Mark […]

Working from the Inside Out Study Guide

Many today are experiencing social isolation, deep anxieties about the future, and various difficulties in the workplace. For too many of us, work seems tedious, painful, or meaningless. And we don’t know what to do about it.Working from the Inside Out: A Brief Guide to Inner Work That Transforms Our Outer World pulls back the […]

Brian Gray
A Good & Toilsome Work: The Meaning of Labor Day

Ask most Coloradans what Labor Day means to them, and they’d talk about the summer’s “last hurrah” of the three-day weekend. It’s the second bookend framing of the unofficial summer season, running from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Tube Boulder Creek, camp in Summit County, fly fish the Tarryall, or hammock in the backyard – […]

Brian Gray
Rule of Life: A Trellis for Growth

A banker, a teacher, and a pastor walk into a bar to share a conversation about the most important Rule in their life… But there’s no punchline coming next…that was an actual conversation. Last month, I got to lead three gatherings to help professionals craft a personal Rule of Life. We retreated into the mountains over […]

Ross Chapman
The Challenge of (Not) Seeking Credit

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. I started rereading Good to Great by Jim Collins. One of the things I want to continue developing is my understanding of what makes organizations great, whether that’s a business, educational institution, church, or […]

Abby Worland, Brian Gray
The Lord’s Prayer as a Workplace Liturgy

Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. […]