Fasting from Climbing the Ladder

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Heather Holleman, writing for The High Calling, offers some thoughts on a different kind of fast . . . a fast from ladder climbing. She begins: A few months ago, exhaustion and confusion sent me to some older, wiser women for prayer. We talked about how driven I’ve been all my life to succeed and [Read More...]

Why Work? Part 3

This video, "Restoring Homes to Restore a Community," features the work of my friend Kimberly, a contractor in Austin, Texas. She exemplifies the kind of work envisioned by Dorothy Sayers.

Recently, I have been posting excerpts (Part 1, Part 2) from a fascinating article by Dorothy Sayers entitled “Why Work?”  To review, here are Sayers’ first two propositions: The first [proposition], stated quite briefly, is that work is not, primarily, a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. It is, [Read More...]

Spiritual Warfare in the Workplace?

Ed Cyzewski has a thoughtful, challenging article on The High Calling. “Work is a Battlefield” tells the story of Ed’s unexpected experience of spiritual warfare at work. He offers suggestions about how we might fight such warfare in God’s way. Lots of wisdom and encouragement here, especially if you’re in a “battle” in your workplace. [Read more...]

Why Work? Part 2

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In nothing has the Church so lost Her hold on reality as in Her failure to understand and respect the secular vocation. She has allowed work and religion to become separate departments, and is astonished to find that, as result, the secular work of the world is turned to purely selfish and destructive ends, and [Read More...]