Resisting the Tyranny of Algorithms in the New Year

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. Thirteenth century Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi once said, “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” Among Steve Jobs’s many entrepreneurial insights was a perspicacious observation that creativity emerges out of a synthesis [Read More…]

Art, theology, and faith: an interview with the editor of Image Journal

  The founder and editor of Image journal talks about why it’s important for people of faith — and those grappling with questions of faith — to engage with art. This article originally appeared at Faith and Leadership. Does religion have a culture problem, or does culture have a religion problem? Has the Christian community [Read More…]

How to Boost Your Creativity

People who think they are not creative need to think again. Creativity is central to what it means to be human and made in the image of God. It’s one of the principle ways man imitates his Creator. Although our creativity is different from God’s, who made everything from nothing, the cultural mandate in Genesis [Read More…]

How the incarnation and God’s sacramental presence in all creation put our everyday work in a new light

What follows is part of what ended up on the cutting-room floor when I handed in 6,000 words for a 3,500 feature on Christian thought about vocation in Leadership Journal. Since I still like it, I’m posting it here.  The Incarnation Luther and other Reformers certainly did advance Christian reflection on work and calling. But if [Read More…]

Your Work: More Than a Paycheck

Work is not a necessary evil. It is a holy pursuit. Join us for a dynamic two-day conference learning how to be an agent of worship and ministry in your place of work. Humanity, being in the image of God, is meant to be creative and manage our world. Yet it often seems that our [Read More…]

From the archives: Vocation, the holy grail of corporate America

Five hundred billion dollars. That’s how much economists estimate the US economy loses every year due to employee disengagement. [Read more…]