Constraint and Consent

My friend Kate Harris wrote a wonderful article about “Constraint and Consent, Career and Motherhood” over at QIdeas. Don’t be fooled: though Kate is writing from her own experience and thus exploring motherhood, her article is widely applicable and challenging to everyone, not only those who are women or mothers. In her essay “Paying Attention [Read More...]

Work-Life Balance?

The High Calling ran a whole series on “work-life balance” in the last week or so, and they’re all worth reading. I find that mid-year is a great time to step back, take stock of how I run my work and life, and see if I need to make any adjustments. Here’s a few of [Read More...]

Work Life Balance Isn’t That At All

The High Calling has a wise post from Kate Harris (who directs the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture) about the myth of work life balance. She points out that even the idea of “balance” reflects a potentially wrong theological perspective on the world: This is where we bump up against the simple but [Read More...]

Motherhood as Vocation – Excellent Discussion for Labor Day by Kate Harris

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If you are a mother, if you know any mothers, if you have a mother, if you might be a mother, or if you might someday be married to a mother, then you need to read “Motherhood as Vocation” by Kate Harris. Harris wrote this piece shortly after the birth of her first child. She [Read More...]


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