The Danger in Securing Our Futures

Over at The High Calling, they’re talking about “the danger of securing our futures”: Chasing security in my career limits the use of the gifts I’ve been given. When I say yes to a narrow band of safe options, I disregard any promising alternatives and turn off the gifts that might be seen through those [Read More...]

Taking advantage of vocation

Charles Mathewes, a professor at UVA, recently wrote for Inside Higher Ed about vocation, calling, and work. His advice is specific to professors, but I think this is applicable far beyond that field! But ironically the difficulty everyone faces seems, to me at least, interestingly similar: we all face an inability to distinguish between different [Read More...]

Reading and Resistance

Over at The Curator, Brett Beasley reflects on reading and resistance – on our text-soaked world and the difficulty of reading well: When billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen came under scrutiny in an insider trading scandal this summer, his lawyers provided a novel defense: they claimed that although he received an email that contained [Read More...]

The Joyful Sunday

Yesterday was the third Sunday of Advent, when we light the “joy” candle – the pink one, traditionally. Here’s my reflection: Penitence is hard. It is hard to be reminded that we are fallible, imperfect, inclined to do evil. It’s even harder to adopt the attitude of humility and brokenness about those fallen states we [Read More...]


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