What this Author Has Learned About Success

emily wierenga

Last year, I had a nervous breakdown. It was the day after I realized my third book hadn’t sold much of anything at all, and all of my dreams of being a successful author drained, even as I miscarried the child I’d been carrying. So I lost my baby and my dream in the same day. I had no real control over either. And as hard as it was, it was also the day I woke up and realized my heart was in the wrong place. [Read more...]

I Was an Unpaid Intern for an Oscar-Nominated Director

Gaurav Mishra

I stared at the notice on NYU’s job and internship database. It was my second semester, freshman year, and high school graduation gifts were dwindling. I needed a job. Like, a job job. But as I fervently tossed resumés into cyberspace, I figured I’d try an offhand search for paid internships, too. This post appeared like a beacon of hope: a paid internship? [Read more...]

What Does Sin Look Like in the Internet Age?

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  Editor’s Note: another great post by The High Calling summer intern, Nathan Roberts Bless me, Guardian, for I have sinned. Just when you think we might’ve finally abolished that pesky notion of universal sin, The Guardian and The National Film Board of Canada are asking us to think again. On Monday, they released a [Read More...]

What can Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ tell us about God?”

Pharrell Williams by Shawn Ahmed

Editor’s Note: another great post by The High Calling summer intern, Nathan Roberts You like “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, don’t you? Of course you do. The song is catchy, plain and simple. Or maybe not so simple––new evidence suggests that “Happy” isn’t just catchy, but that when we hear it, we’re hardwired to get up [Read More...]


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