#Easter

Are there any who are devout lovers of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Are there any who are grateful servants? Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord! Are there any weary with fasting? Let them now receive their wages! If any have toiled from the first hour, let [Read More…]

#GoodFriday

1 O sacred head, sore wounded, Defiled and put to scorn; O kingly head, surrounded With mocking crown of thorn: What sorrow mars Thy grandeur? Can death Thy bloom deflow’r? O countenance whose splendor The hosts of heav’en adore! 2 Thy beauty, long desired, Hath vanished from our sight; Thy pow’r is all expired, And [Read More…]

#MaundyThursday

1 Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended, that we to judge thee have in hate pretended? By foes derided, by thine own rejected, O most afflicted! 2 Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee? Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone thee! ‘Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee; I crucified [Read More…]

The hidden sexism in workplace language

Still, even though we’re no longer referring to “lady doctors” or to “poetesses” and “authoresses,” says the BBC: Neanderthalic behaviour such as calling a woman “honey” or “baby” is as out of fashion as cave paintings. Particularly in the workplace, certain kinds of sexist language are simply no longer accepted. But there’s mounting evidence, anecdotal [Read More…]

My feminist strategy for dealing with criticism as a Christian leader

What do you do when you’re called shrill, hysterical or bossy? The executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches responds by feeling deeply and sharing her pain. Reprinted from Faith and Leadership. Christians say awful things to one another. I wish I hadn’t had to learn this as the leader of a Christian institution. [Read More…]

The 29 Best Jobs for Work-Life Balance

…assuming you believe in that concept at all. (Fodder for another post, as I’m off to go pick up a preschooler.) Anyway, here’s what Forbes, via Glassdoor, has to say about it: Today careers website Glassdoor released its list of the 29 best jobs for work-life balance. Glassdoor is best known for its crowd-sourced company [Read More…]