The Vacation That Wasn’t

Over at The High Calling, Sam Van Eman remembers a family vacation – or, rather, not a vacation: In the meantime, I had been writing stories about my childhood, an era when my own dad spent more time at the bar than home. He had neither vacation time to take, nor interest in doing anything of [Read More...]

“You Didn’t Buy A Big Enough House”

At The High Calling, Sam Van Eman looks at one of the barriers to the integration of faith and work: money. As a young professional working in a law firm, one of the older partners said, “Carl, you didn’t buy a big enough house.” “What do you mean?” he asked. “Well,” the partner replied, “I [Read More...]

Paying the Blessings Forward

As a college professor, I work very hard at relatively low pay relative to my education, and when the semester is in full swing, I am afforded little time for my own interests and pursuits. I don’t sleep much. I have to sit in committee meetings. Sometimes it’s easy to wake up and feel sorry [Read More...]