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…]

Guess where it doesn’t pay to go on maternity leave?

Evangelical seminaries, says Emily Dolan Gierer for Christianity Today: In theory, the demand for paid family leave fits well with Christian values, which encourage and celebrate marriage and the raising of children. What could be more pro-family than polices that allow parents to be home with their child during the first weeks of the child’s life? [Read More…]

Politics, Polarization, and Entrepreneurship

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. In his prophetic post World War I poem The Second Coming, W. B. Yeats writes: “The blood dimmed tide is loosed and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned, The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.” [Read More…]

What happened when a man and woman switched names at work

Over on the other blog I run I’ve been sharing a lot of posts about gender, so this from the Independent caught my eye: Men and women work side by side, often tackling the same business issues, sitting through the same meetings and walking the same hallways but the common ground might just end there. Martin [Read More…]

The pastoral vocation in the age of President Trump

Donald Trump may be a different kind of leader, perhaps even a threat to our democracy, but that doesn’t change the nature of the pastoral vocation, says an Iowa pastor. The pastor is the keeper of a space where we stand on a firm foundation. Reprinted from Faith & Leadership. By Cameron Barr Not long [Read More…]