For the Weekend: Work, and the End of the World

Three links for your weekend reading: First, Katherine Leary Alsdorf wrote a piece called “Stop Apologizing for Caring What You Do,” over at QIdeas. The cocktail party question, “What do you do?” may arise from superficial motivations, but the question isn’t bad. Let’s ask ourselves the question on a regular basis. What do we do [Read More...]

Life Work

Well, not to be tooting my own horn, but I think this would be of interest to readers here: I wrote a piece on a slim memoir by the celebrated poet Donald Hall, Life Work, that was published over at Fieldnotes Magazine today (a magazine which, in the interest of full disclosure, I edited through March of [Read More...]

Working for God’s Best???

There’s a great article on The High Calling called “Working for God’s Best.” Paul Sartarelli considers the case of a medical doctor who wonders if he is missing out on God’s best by caring for people’s bodies rather than shepherding their souls. Sartarelli’s answer points in an unexpected but theologically solid direction, to the resurrection [Read More...]

The Grind and the Glory

Recently, over at Christianity Today, Tim Keller (pastor of New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church) talked with Andy Crouch about work and faith and lots of other things. It’s well worth a read. One piece stood out to me: One thing emerging adults say sometimes is a further step from what we’re talking about: “I hate my [Read More...]


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