Even Jesus Wasn’t Always Spiritual: A Theology of Boredom

If Christ’s sacrifice can cover all the sinful things we are, think, say, and do, perhaps it can also make room for spending significant amounts of time not being “spiritual.” [Read more…]

Refugee ministry: Can any church do this?

Not every congregation can do ministry with refugees. But every church can show up in their community and see where God is already working.  Reprinted from Faith & Leadership. By Hannah Terry When people find out about the work I do with the refugee community in the neighborhood surrounding my church, I’m often asked, “Can [Read More…]

The Workplace Culture Flying Nannies Won’t Fix

More thoughts on the work of women in particular today. This article from the New York Times is from 2015, but the problem it talks about is perennial: A PRIVATE equity firm announces it will pay for both your baby and a nanny to fly with you when you travel for business until the baby’s [Read More…]

Why Women Quit Working

Lots to ponder here about the role of caregiving in our society as well as the need for flexible working arrangements to help women fulfill all the vocations they are called to. [Read more…]

Can your work bring you closer to God?

The United Methodist Church says yes here: Large portions of our lives are spent at work. Some go to an office each day while others labor outdoors. Some work in 12-hour shifts to provide our food, keep us safe, and heal our wounds. Others travel near and far to sell, build, consult, and transport products [Read More…]

What Exactly is a Fair Wage?

Kevin Kinghorn has some thoughts about this over at Seedbed: The packages of Traidcraft coffee I’ve bought in the past always carry the written promise that coffee producers in developing countries are paid “a fair price for their work.” I’m all for healthy, sustainable business practices. But the Traidcraft label does raise the obvious follow-up [Read More…]