Mike Rowe, Income Equality, Rerum Novarum, “the undeserving rich”, and the Craft of Work

sharpening wheel

Bear with me, please, because I'm unpacking a lot of stuff, and I'm not sure where I'm going with it, even as I begin.Let's start with this new channel here at Patheos, that is dedicated to dialogue on the philosophies and realities of faith and work. Not so much "faith in the workplace" -- although that obviously is part of it -- but more, how faith informs our thinking on labor and industry. The channel has been put together by an Evangelical crew, and covers lots of issues (a "sense of … [Read more...]

Prayers for Kitty and Three Others…

Some of you may remember that about six months ago my son's fiance "Kitty" dealt with a burst appendix and many complications. She's been having increasing pain and discomfort for the past few days, and today it reached the point where she really couldn't function, so they are waiting for doctors to tell them whether they can do an office visit or must go back to the ER.I haven't spoken to Kitty, but I can imagine she is feeling pretty upset, if not by the pain, then by the potential havoc … [Read more...]


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