The Inner and the Outer Voices of Love: Henri Nouwen and His Friends

This post is part of a Patheos Book Club on the book Love, Henri: Letters on the Spiritual Life by Henri Nouwen. Many years ago, at a difficult time in my life, a friend pressed a little green book into my hand: Henri Nouwen’s The Inner Voice of Love.  It was a journal he wrote at a difficult [Read More…]

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These Problems Are Solvable

Even the most complex social problems can be solved when leaders and institutions are brought together to unleash a community’s own problem-solving capabilities, says the president of Community Solutions.  This post originally appeared at Faith and Leadership. Rosanne Haggerty has worked on the issue of homelessness for 30 years, and in that time she’s come [Read More…]

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The Little Jobs Who Won’t Sing

Reprinted from The Green Room. A few months ago, I attended the Acton Institute (you can read more about my trip here) as part of my work with the Theology of Work Project.  One of the things I did was attend a lunch where some other folks from TOW presented some of the resources on [Read More…]

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Getting Your Head Out of Your Bottom Line

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew.  Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any hows.” The headline of this column comes from the title of an interesting and practical new book by Jackie Dryden and Bethany Andell of Savage Brands [Read More…]

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My First Eucharist

  Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace. Hebrews 4:16 Coming alive the Cup came before me Bearing the blood that washing bore me Pouring out grace though never moving And without a word the whole world proving. Downpouring, splashing runs water around me Rivers of blood from the fountain [Read More…]

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Thinking Christianly About the Denmark Model of Economics

Someday I hope we’ll be able to have some contributions from the Faith and Work Collective on this blog.  In the meantime, I’m going to keep telling you to go read their stuff.  Great post by Kevin Kinghorn, talking about the Denmark/Scandinavian model of economics from the perspective of someone who has actually been to Denmark: [Read More…]

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