Why Work?


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, or it should be, the full expression of the worker’s faculties, the thing in which he finds spiritual, mental and bodily satisfaction, and the medium in which he offers himself to God. [Read more...]

Work and God . . . Oops! The Times Gets It Very Wrong

Jacopo Bassano, "Garden of Eden." 1570-73

A recent column in the New York Times gets many things right, and at least one thing very wrong. In “The ‘Busy’ Trap,” cartoonist and writer Tim Kreider laments our tendency to lament our constant busyness. He begins: If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot [Read More...]

If You’re a Boss, Share the Wealth!

My colleagues at The High Calling have just produced a new video on work. It’s called “Share the Wealth,” and is well worth one minute of your time if you are a boss, or if you every hope to become one. [Read more...]

Got a Lot to Do? Then Take a Break!

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So writes Phyllis Korkki, writing for the New York Times. In “To Stay on Schedule, Take a Break,” Korkki examines and summarizes evidence that intentional break-taking improves performance and efficiency. Here’s her point in a nutshell: A growing body of evidence shows that taking regular breaks from mental tasks improves productivity and creativity — and [Read More...]