The Blessed Virgin Mary, working mother?

When I wrote my blog post about working moms yesterday and went to the most-awesome Pixabay to find a stock photo of a working mom, one of the choices it gave me was the picture above. Draw your own conclusions. :-)   Read more

More on the ugly secret of working moms

An article on this just came out in The Week, capturing very clearly a lot of what I’ve felt for a while (and written about previously on this blog.) From the moment I became pregnant with my first child, who graduates high school this month, I’ve had the unshakable sensation that I’m faking big chunks of my life, playing the part of a competent and confident mother and professional — but in fact always shortchanging someone their due. Arriving late… Read more

Jesus Reads My Email

By Mike Coyner Recently I was involved in a conversation about how people use e-mail and other forms of social media in ways which are harmful and even hateful. I made the point that e-mail and media are “too easy” — so that perhaps people send or post things that they would never say if they had to speak face-to-face or even if they had to write a letter, sign it, and post it for mailing. There is just something… Read more

Means of Grace

You ask of us a patience and a care we fear to take, a trust beyond ourselves, a holiness that only you can give. Read more

The date that changed John Wesley, and a lot more people too: Happy #Aldersgate !

I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone, for salvation; and an assurance was given me that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death Read more

This is your antidote to decadence: how Christ calls us all to community

Those of us with spouse, children, mortgage, and day job may admire the enthusiasm of cheerful calls to community, but we nearly always run aground on the issues of actual daily life in community. Read more

Work too important to delegate — the leader as culture manager

Managing the culture of an institution is a leader’s work, says a professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He offers three suggestions to cultivate a healthy culture. Read more

Anger, Forgiveness, and Entrepreneurship

Jodi Picoult says “When you begin a journey of revenge, start by digging two graves: one for your enemy, and one for yourself.” Read more

Even Atheists Get Called to Their Life’s Work

Non-believers can experience a religious sense of calling, which suggests that calling is a subject on which Christians can have meaningful conversations with non-Christian co-workers. Read more

What is a Good Job in the Gig Economy?

The old bargain between labor and capital has, for all intents and purposes, been called off. Read more

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