Practical Ideas for Church Leaders Encouraging Vocational Faithfulness

There’s a lot of talk about vocation these days. The church is waking up to the need to equip parishioners not just on Sundays, but throughout the week. But how can church leaders do this? That’s an ongoing discussion over at The High Calling, and Amy Sherman offers some very practical ideas: It’s critical for [Read More...]

Fair Trade . . . Sports?

The Superbowl is over, but sports keep going forever. And Zach Smith published an interesting piece over at QIdeas about “fair trade sports”: There has been tension in the relationship between sports and the Church for about as long as the Church can claim a formal existence. The early fathers of the Church were no [Read More...]

Documentaries and St. Augustine

I don’t watch a lot of documentaries, but there were quite a few good ones released in 2013. Over at Christianity Today, Asher Gelzer-Govatos made the surprising connection between those docs and St. Augustine: Plenty of good documentaries are made in this style: it dominates the genre. But 2013 yielded a number of documentaries which push [Read More...]

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...]


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