God's Work: Labor in the Church

Rev. Lindsey Joyce of the Institute for Christian Socialism reflects on what it means to serve her community.

Maximillian Alvarez

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In this episode, we talk to Rev. Lindsey Joyce of the United Church of Rogers Park in Chicago and the Institute for Christian Socialism. We discuss Pastor Joyce’s life and path to being a full-time pastor and the community she serves. We also discuss the work of ministry: What is it like to be a worker who works in the church? What is the relationship between the higher calling — the vocation of being a pastor — and the daily labor that goes into fulfilling that role in the church and the community?

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Maximillian Alvarez is a writer and editor based in Baltimore and the host of Working People, a podcast by, for, and about the working class today.” His work has been featured in venues like In These Times, The Nation, The Baffler, Current Affairs, and The New Republic.

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