Some Thoughts on Philip Seymour Hoffman

The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died this weekend of an apparent drug overdose – a tragedy, for anyone who saw any of his performances (I can’t list them all off, but some of his more spiritually-themed films included Magnolia and Doubt, and he most recently was in the second Hunger Games film as Plutarch Heavensbee). He may [Read More...]

The Allure of the Map

I remember that the copy of Winnie-the-Pooh I used to check out of the library when I was a child had maps in the front and back of the book, and I used to pore over them, intrigued by the placement of the Hundred Acre Wood among all the other locations. My brother was similarly fascinated by [Read More...]

Beating the Digital Overwhelm Epidemic

We’re all worried about being digitally overwhelmed. Over at Q Ideas, Claire Diaz-Ortiz (who helped found Twitter) was thinking about how Christians can beat that digital overwhelm epidemic: What can you do? How can you reap the best of technology’s blessings without suffering the worst of its curses? Is it even possible to find peace, [Read More...]

Don’t Let Your Need for Approval Get In the Way

A lot of things can hold us back in our work – something they were exploring at The High Calling last week. But this one seemed especially interesting: “how your need for approval can hold you back in your work.” You’re 25. And when you’re applying for a promotion as a columnist in the metro [Read More...]


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