O God of Earth and Altar #VeteransDay #2016Election

I’ve been working on a post* about my complicated post-election feelings and how they relate to vocation and war and capitalism, but it’s not taken shape yet. In the meantime, here’s a complicated poem by G. K. Chesterton about vocation and war and capitalism.  Also, here’s a link to another GKC poem and a prayer [Read More…]

Business Anger and Success

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. The Bible’s Book of Proverbs 16:32 says this:  “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.” I’ve been thinking again about business and anger this week.  (Note my Inc. column of [Read More…]

The Christian Call to Work Yourself Out of a Job

Yup. Works for parenting, too, by the way. Read more at the Faith and Work Collective: Those familiar with the New Testament can quickly recognize that Jesus’s model of leadership was to disciple the people around him, so that they could carry on his work after he was gone. He taught them, gave them over-the-shoulder [Read More…]

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…]

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…]