Don’t Let Your Need for Approval Get In the Way

A lot of things can hold us back in our work – something they were exploring at The High Calling last week. But this one seemed especially interesting: “how your need for approval can hold you back in your work.” You’re 25. And when you’re applying for a promotion as a columnist in the metro [Read More...]

Industry of One

Two of my friends from church (who are married to one another) have a website that I recently discovered, called Industry of One. In it, they explore different people’s personal style and work habits – two topics that interest me greatly. And it’s accompanied by terrific photography. Reading the website made me think of a [Read More...]

Taking advantage of vocation

Charles Mathewes, a professor at UVA, recently wrote for Inside Higher Ed about vocation, calling, and work. His advice is specific to professors, but I think this is applicable far beyond that field! But ironically the difficulty everyone faces seems, to me at least, interestingly similar: we all face an inability to distinguish between different [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...]


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