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...]

Why We Shouldn’t Try To Be Awesome

At the new magazine In Earnest, which launched yesterday, Emily Schatz wrote about why young people need to “stop trying to be awesome.” One problem with the “be extraordinary” model is that, for spirits with any temptation toward vanity, it can become a preoccupation with how put-together one looks at the expense of accomplishing real [Read More...]

Identity and Belonging – At Work?

Over at Fieldnotes, Gideon Strauss is recounting some of his own remarkable vocational history – starting with his work as a conscientious objector under apartheid in South Africa – and reflecting on identity and belonging at work: In my late teens I made a conscientious objection against serving in the military of apartheid South Africa, and as a [Read More...]

A Fisherman’s Personality Profile

Over at The High Calling, Jen Hanno Sandbulte reminds us that the disciples weren’t in leadership positions or fancy jobs when Jesus found them: they were fisherman, and tax collectors, and so on: If you think about a fisherman’s personality profile, I’m guessing you might find many who were introverts. When Jesus found these three [Read More...]


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