Jesus Didn’t Teach Us to Juggle

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Remember the parable about the bad servant who spent too many hours at the office and the good servant who had a flexible work-from-home telecommuting arrangement so he could spend more time with his kids? No? Jesus didn’t tell any parables like that. You would think the Bible has a lot to say about work/life [Read More...]

Kairos Time in a Chronos World

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by Gordon Atkinson Physicists say that time is the 4th dimension. If that is true, it makes understanding time a bit tricky for us, mired as we are in a 3-dimensional world. The full, fluid reality of anything includes its changing over time. But we experience time as a single moment we call the present. [Read More...]

Habits That Work: Worship Break

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This post is part of a symposium between the Catholic, Evangelical, and Faith and Work Channels on spiritual disciplines for work.   by Kris Camealy It’s 1:00 in the afternoon when I drag the lawn chair out from under the umbrella on the back patio. I’ve learned to protect with necessary vigilance this scheduled break in [Read More...]

Don’t Mistake Doing What You Love With Doing What’s Important

by J.B. Wood A couple of weeks ago, my wife texted me, “Don’t forget to buy Megamillions tickets!:)” Upon learning of the multi-million dollar jackpot, we couldn’t help ourselves from fantasizing about a potential windfall. We’d quit our jobs. Pursue our dreams. Finally, we’d do what we loved. When the lottery numbers were drawn, ours, of [Read More...]

Vocational Courage and Renewal: An Interview with Parker Palmer

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Ten years after its first release, Parker Palmer is republishing his book of encouragement for teachers called The Courage to Teach. The book helped countless teachers and other professionals to recover meaning in their work lives, in the midst of troubled, sometimes toxic systems. Recently, The High Calling spoke to Mr. Palmer about helping teachers [Read More...]

A Call to Transform Our Work and Professions

by Stacy Jackson Have you heard the story of the three bricklayers? Preachers often use it to illustrate the different ways we view work. The first bricklayer works hard making money to serve his family. His work primarily provides money to enable him to serve others. The second bricklayer is thankful for the opportunity to use [Read More...]


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