Boomers, Millennials, and Wisdom

There’s a great piece on mentorship in The High Calling this week–an interview with Christine Scheller. Here’s an especially useful insight: What advice would you offer to the young and confident group . . .  who do know more than their seniors in certain ways? I would advise them to treat their coworkers with respect, because it [Read More...]

Letting Gravity Do Its Work

Mike Metzger has a terrific reflection over at The High Calling on God’s plan for the world—and how that works itself out: Shalom in today’s world means seeking the prosperity of people in everyday businesses and schools and neighborhoods and sports leagues – you know, regular workaday institutions, not just “religious” ones. We build beautiful companies [Read More...]

Running Boston Now

Well worth reading: writer and runner Haruki Murakami’s short reflections on the Boston marathon—the marathon itself, and what it means to runners—in the New Yorker: Emotional scars may be similar. In a sense, the real pain begins only after some time has passed, after you’ve overcome the initial shock and things have begun to settle. Only [Read More...]

The Hard, Holy Work of Paying Attention

One of my favorite poets is Luci Shaw, and one of my favorite writers/people (and alumnus of the MFA program I’m currently finishing at Seattle Pacific University) is my friend Allison Backous Troy, who recently wrote about Luci’s work for the Good Letters blog. Luci’s poetry has taught me this: paying attention is hard, holy [Read More...]


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