Will Technology Shape Your Identity and Your Faith?

Synaptic Gasp by Maureen Flynn Burhoe

Editors’ Note: ​For the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends, Patheos has selected a few “resident experts” from across ​its ​channels to share about a significant religious trend in America and reflect on its broader impact on society and culture.  ​ This post is part of the Faith and Work Channel’s contribution to that discussion. Click here to read other [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...]

Farewell, Middle Class Morality: What Comes Next?

Book cover of Capital, photo by Set Anderson

The Middle Class is dying. So what? This question opens A.O. Scott’s fascinating response to Thomas Piketty’s bestseller, Capital in the 21st Century. “The book’s thesis,”Scott explains, is “that economic inequality in the developed world is increasing, with potentially dire consequences for social justice and democratic governance.” According to Piketty, the Western dream of an [Read More...]

Making Money: Your Money Or Your (Spiritual) Life

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It’s nice to make money, isn’t it? Now don’t give me that look. A healthy desire to make money does not necessarily imply greed, or obsession, or that one is dedicating one’s life to serving the dreaded Mammon. All I’m saying is, as a practical matter, having money sure does come in handy. In fact, it is pretty much a requirement these days for getting around in our 21stcentury Western culture. [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...]

Finding Life’s Most Fulfilling Work

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A single mom with two kids was facing some hard financial times last December. She knew she was not going to be able to provide any gifts for Christmas. She heard about Help-Portrait, a movement of professional photographers and volunteers who give printed portraits to families in need. She brought her family to her local Nashua, New Hampshire, event the second week in December. [Read more...]


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