The Art of Weekend Rest

A timely article, if you’ve had a week like mine, from the always-lovely Kinfolk: This kind of rejuvenation demands the whole self—pouring oneself in till there’s no room for worried thoughts, fear of missing out on anything else or even that nagging desire to somehow share how well you’re relaxing with others. Finding rest is not just a matter [Read More...]

The Prayers of Flannery O’Connor

The prayer journals of Flannery O’Connor are being published next week and were recently excerpted in the New Yorker, and over at Slate, Marian Ryan is writing about them, and her own struggle: I’m jealous of Flannery O’Connor, though she’s been dead nearly 50 years. I envy her not only because she was brilliant, the maker of [Read More...]

Die Empty

I really liked Todd Henry’s book The Accidental Creative and have been using it with my senior thesis students this semester. I liked it so much that I interviewed Todd for Fieldnotes a little over a year ago. The book helped me tremendously – I need to revisit it! – with thinking about creative disciplines to [Read More...]

Should Christians Work (Sorry, Minister) for Free?

Ed Cyzewski has an interesting piece up at The High Calling asking if Christians ought to be paid less because their work is “ministry”: It makes me wonder if Christians unintentionally undervalue each other’s work when asking for the family discount. In some cases we have confused freebies with ministry, as if adding money to [Read More...]


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