The Work of a Storyteller

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I first recognized a particular wordsmithing challenge when I visited one of Nairobi’s slums three-plus years ago. As I sat before my laptop to write about the visit before the city’s unreliable electricity could interrupt me, I was daunted by the difficulty of a challenge I don’t remember learning about in my college journalism classes. Beaming blog [Read More...]

Trusting God in Spite of Your Circumstances

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Psalm 13:1-6 But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the LORD because he is good to me. Psalm 13:5-6 There are times when it’s fairly easy to trust in God’s love, to rejoice in his salvation, and to sing because he has been [Read More...]

[INFOGRAPHIC] Reconsidering Retirement

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Not ready for retirement? Yeah, most people aren’t these days. There are two ways you can respond to this realization. One way is to freak out, and scramble to put together some plan that’ll help you get ready. For some that means being intentional about saving and investing better. And with others it means scoping out [Read More...]

Learning to Value the High Calling of Your Daily Work

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It’s a little strange to have your first 8-to-5 job at an online platform called “The High Calling.” Working for a website about work is weirdly meta, like a teacher teaching teaching skills or a salesperson selling sales tactics. I find myself writing sentences like “God inspires us synchronize the work of our hands, minds, [Read More...]

Everything Matters: Hospitality as a Cultural Act

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Foundationally, rock-bottomly, one of the reasons Christianity calls so deeply to me is that everything matters. This includes hospitality. Eating together matters. When we ask people to join us in this deeply human ritual, it can be accompanied by blessing without regard to person, place, or wealth. The first time I connected a meal with the [Read More...]

A Warning for Self-Serving Leaders

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Ezekiel 34:1-10 Human one, prophesy against Israel’s shepherds. Prophesy and say to them, The LORD God proclaims to the shepherds: Doom to Israel’s shepherds who tended themselves! Shouldn’t shepherds tend the flock? You drink the milk, you wear the wool, and you slaughter the fat animals, but you don’t tend the flock. (CEB) Ezekiel 34:2-3 [Read More...]


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