Swear by thyself, that at my death thy Son shall shine: #AshWednesday

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Wilt thou forgive that sin, where I begun, which is my sin, though it were done before? Wilt thou forgive those sins through which I run, and do run still, though still I do deplore? When thou hast done, thou hast not done, for I have more. Wilt thou forgive that sin, by which I [Read More...]

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From the archives: Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Newspaper Reporters. Let ‘Em Be Actuaries and Optometrists and Such.

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What’s the deal with actuaries? Whenever a new list of the best jobs is compiled—like the rankings by Career Cast—they are always near the top of the list. What could really be so great about interpreting statistics to determine probabilities of accidents, sickness, and death, and loss of property from theft and natural disasters?

And why have I never actually met an actuary? Are their jobs so exceedingly awesome that they don’t take time to associate with non-actuaries? [Read more...]

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It’s time to honor the hard work of raising children

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The church should be at the vanguard of a much-needed revolution in caretaking and the raising of children, says a young mother of four. We own the groundwork, the history and the theology of care.  This article originally appeared at Faith and Leadership. By Andrea Palpant Dilley A male friend of mine recently struck up [Read More...]

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We have no idea what’s around the corner: part 5 of an interview with Tami Heim

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  This post continues our partnership with Ethix, a publication of the Center for Integrity in Business in the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University.  Ethix has conducted many inspiring interviews with business leaders, and we’re excited to feature them here from time to time!  Read the previous parts of our interview [Read More...]

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VIDEO: 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

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…..a breathtaking digital animation narrated by Swedish economist Hans Rosling. It shows the impact of the Industrial Revolution and more recent global economic shifts on the quality of health in every country in the world for the past two centuries.  Prepare to be challenged! [Read more...]

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Why Poor People Stay Poor

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An article was published recently in Slate about this; it’s an excerpt from Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado.  Her point is that it’s hard to follow the good advice that exists about saving money when you have no money and no safety net. Thought-provoking. Check it out. One time I [Read More...]

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