Forcing people to seek happiness in the wrong places

By Jake Belder; originally posted on his blog. Dorothy Sayers, in her essay, ‘Why Work?’, is highly critical of economies that are based solely on production and consumption, and in particular, how they negatively affect our conception of work. Writing from the viewpoint of wartime Britain, she observes that reckless consumption has so thoroughly devalued [Read More...]

Politics in the Pulpit? Yes and No

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Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Politics in the Pulpit. Read other perspectives here. Growing numbers of Americans want pastors to talk about politics. A generation ago, we learned the hard way that when churches take sides in partisan and ideological disputes, the result is disaster. But there is a legitimate reason public demand [Read More...]

The infernal machine?

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Every so often, interesting things actually come in the old-fashioned postal mail.  A few days ago, I got a mailing from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.  I’d long known about their award-winning (and quirky) journal, The Hedgehog Review, but what I didn’t know as well until they sent me [Read More...]

Money talk from Christianity Today

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Boy, if you want some reflection on how faith interacts with your daily working life and with the world around us, the September Christianity Today delivers….in spades. First, there’s a great editorial from Andy Crouch on why now, more than ever in the wake of the Hobby Lobby decision, we need to understand what it means [Read More...]

[VIDEO] We’re exiles from our true home. So how do we learn to live with that?

Several days ago we let you know about a new curriculum on faith, work, and the meaning of life coming out from Regent College.  We also want to remind you while we’re thinking about curriculum about another set of useful videos being published by the Acton Institute –a series that talks about what it means to live [Read More...]

Summer….um, fall…reading list

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Drew Cleveland posted an excellent summer reading list of books about faith and work over on the Kern Pastors Network blog the other day, which I’ve just bumped into.  While it may be too late to read them at the beach at this point, it’s still worth noting. Pack one into your bag to read [Read More...]


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