Happy Reformation Day and all that: Luther on vocation

What did Luther really say about vocation and craftsmanship? [Read more…]

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The infernal machine?

Every so often, interesting things actually come in the old-fashioned postal mail.  A few days ago, I got a mailing from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.  I’d long known about their award-winning (and quirky) journal, The Hedgehog Review, but what I didn’t know as well until they sent me [Read More…]

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[VIDEO] How do I handle criticism?

Today we’ve got some words of wisdom from pharmaceutical industry consultant Boyd Clarke about how to take criticism: This is part of our ongoing feature in this space of clips from a wonderful YouTube channel run by The High Calling called  “60 Seconds to Significance“.  It features  approximately one-minute talks about work and calling, including practical tips [Read More…]

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Working on Labor Day?

The early roots and rationale of Labor Day seem somehow removed from the modern American work experience. Sure, many still labor at menial jobs with minimal pay, but many of those same people would leap at the chance to work on Labor Day and earn overtime. [Read more…]

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[VIDEO] What motivates you in your work?

Today we have more words of wisdom from cargo pilot Norm Goodyear, who previously appeared here talking about how to handle mistakes and the holiness of everyday work. This is part of our ongoing feature in this space of clips from a wonderful YouTube channel run by The High Calling called  “60 Seconds to Significance“.  It features [Read More…]

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Even more business advice from John Wesley

Over the last few days we’ve been sharing in this space some reflections from John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, who was famous for telling his followers to gain, save, and give all they could. Allowing for his eighteenth-century language, he has some good advice about all three in this sermon, “The Use of Money.” First, [Read More…]

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