Marriage — for the Common Good?

In Comment, James K.A. Smith looks at marriage from a different perspective: This romantic picture is already enacted in the honeymoon: to kindle your marriage, you need to “get away,” retreat from the drudgery of the workaday world (which is, apparently, matrimonial poison). For your marriage to last, according to this logic, you’ll have to keep [Read More...]

Don’t Do What You Love

Wait, what? Don’t do what you love? No, argues Charlotte Lieberman in Harvard Business Review — just do what you do: And like many, I wonder if I am “following my passion.” Doing “what I love.” I do love writing — but I’m not necessarily passionate about describing the benefits of adding chia seeds to green juice. [Read More...]

Can Corporate Profits Help Communities Thrive?

As a professor at a Christian college, I often encounter students who are wondering if they need to start a nonprofit or ministry in order to do good in the world. They’re worried that working at or starting a for-profit enterprise is really just a way to make money, but won’t make a difference in [Read More...]

Ascension and Vocation

Over at the Washington Institute, Laura Merzig Fabrycky writes about Christ’s ascension, and what it means for our understanding of our vocation: So beyond being a bit of biblical trivia that we might affirm as true, what does Christ’s ascension have to do with my waking up, pouring the morning’s coffee, checking email, and heading out [Read More...]


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