Overwork Can Kill You–Literally

By Bill Peel The accident occurred at 11:04 a.m. according to the police report. A deafening crash and shower of glass and shrapnel had jolted me awake. I slammed on the brakes as a gooseneck trailer peeled away a good portion of the driver’s side of my car, barely missing me. My face stung and [Read More…]

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The Expendable Worker: Looking for Hope in the On-Demand Economy

“Low, low prices.” With that motto, a generation ago Walmart took over the world of retail. For years Walmart seemed untouchable; they could consume any competitor with volume, price and efficiency. Yet in the past several years, some have questioned whether the Walmart empire has a gaping hole in the center. Forbes reported in 2014 [Read More…]

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“Don’t immanentize the eschaton?”: How to be a citizen of the Kingdom

Conservatives are fond of saying that one shouldn’t “immanentize the eschaton.” What else, I ask, is one to do with an eschaton? What they mean by this, of course, is that we should not use violent means to bring about a utopian society. Of course we shouldn’t. But the violent means used by Marxists and [Read More…]

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Amazon: Niche or Norm? –A Question of Valuing Human Complexity

By Stephen Milliken Headlining a look into Amazon’s work environment, The New York Times’ recent article exposes the company’s cutting-edge business practices. As the article prophesies, these innovative and relentlessly-aggressive business practices are blazing the trail for the future of business in a global market – and we can expect more of the same. Before [Read More…]

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Insight for the day from Wendell Berry’s “How to be a Poet”

“There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places.” Thanks to la nouvelle theologie for the quote (the whole poem is over there). Image: Pixabay. [Read more…]

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Meet Dale: A Tale of Perseverance and Love

This post is reprinted from Marion Be The Change, a community development and advocacy organization in Marion, IN “aimed at giving those living in poverty a voice, while seeking tangible solutions to improve their lives.”  The organization focuses on talking seriously with those in poverty to hear their own stories and suggestions. Check out some [Read More…]

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