Can We Survive Reaching the Edge of Heartbreak at Work?

Gideon Strauss is the executive director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary, and has been my boss twice (first when I worked at Comment, and later when I launched Fieldnotes). More importantly, he’s been a friend and mentor for a long time, and his family is very dear to my [Read More...]

Rest and Silence

Two links today: first to a piece about silence by my friend Shannon Huffman Polson over at Good Letters. In 1 Kings, God instructs Elijah to go out and watch as God passes by. Elijah sees great winds, an earthquake, a fire, distractions and shows, the inflammation of our daily lives, but that was not [Read More...]

The Spiritual Practice of Making Mistakes

Hello from sunny, beautiful Santa Fe, where I’m completing the requirements for my Master of Fine Arts degree. My specialization is in creative nonfiction, and I titled my thesis, an essay collection, The Practice of Falling. I’m a very bad titler, but I realized as I was putting all these separate essays I’d worked on over [Read More...]

Business Imitates God

This via The High Calling: the theologian Wayne Grudem helps us understand some of the ways that business glorifies God through imitating him: . . . worship, evangelism, giving, and faith . . . are excellent ways to glorify God and working in a business provides many opportunities for glorifying God in these ways. But they [Read More...]


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