“You Didn’t Buy A Big Enough House”

At The High Calling, Sam Van Eman looks at one of the barriers to the integration of faith and work: money. As a young professional working in a law firm, one of the older partners said, “Carl, you didn’t buy a big enough house.” “What do you mean?” he asked. “Well,” the partner replied, “I [Read More...]

Poetry for the Grieving

An interesting piece by Joy Katz at the Poetry Foundation website: can poetry comfort the grieving? Poetry felt drained of its possibilities by the time I stood graveside. My disorientation with language was complete as my mother’s coffin was being lowered into the ground and the rabbi read out her name: Elaine. Elaine. Something seemed [Read More...]

Road Trip! (Food)

With the holidays just around the corner, a lot of us are getting ready to make the trek to see far-flung friends and family. But road trip food can be kind of, well, awful. Never fear: the lovely magazine Kinfolk is publishing some road trip recipes, designed to make your travel a little less greasy [Read More...]

Your Productive Passion

As I mentioned last week, The High Calling is taking a look at Todd Henry’s book Die Empty. This week, Glynn Young wrote about finding your “productive passion”: Once you know or understand what your passion is—what Todd Henry in Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day calls your “productive passion”—much becomes clear. Choices become easier; priorities more [Read More...]


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