December 18, 2017

Beyond the pressing issues associated sexual harassment, how can we foster communities in which all people are accorded true dignity? Read more

December 16, 2017

God is so good to give us our daily work as opportunities to form us toward Chistlikeness and bring us fullness of life! Read more

December 14, 2017

Have you ever hated your job? Even if you have a great job, one you mostly love, there may be times when your feelings about your work sour. Read more

December 12, 2017

For me,” [Lawrence] said, “the time of work does not differ from the time of prayer. Even in the noise and clutter of my kitchen—when several persons are at the same time calling for different things—I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees at communion. Read more

December 10, 2017

We’d expect that some workers in some jobs experience God’s presence on a regular basis. You’d hope, for example, that your pastor is aware of God’s presence while writing a sermon. And you’d expect that a hospital chaplain pays attention to the Lord in his or her workplace. But what about the rest of us? What about those of us who have so-called “ordinary” jobs, like bankers and beauticians, mothers and managers, technologists and teachers? Should such “ordinary” workers expect to experience God in their work? Read more

December 6, 2017

Can your work make a difference in your faith? Could what you do every day, whether in your office, store, cubicle, or kitchen, help to form your soul and your relationship with God? Yes. I think so. And I think this is worth some conversation. Read more

December 5, 2017

Though I think napping at work is a fine idea, I recognize that not everyone has the freedom to recharge in this way. There are other ways, of course. A brisk walk can restore our attention. So can an afternoon latte. But, if you’re feeling sluggish and have the opportunity to do so, I’d recommend a short nap. Fifteen or twenty minutes will make a big difference. Read more

November 30, 2017

Why did Advent matter so much to me? Why had I come to love this season that was generally ignored? Among many reasons, two stand out. Read more

November 29, 2017

Advent doesn’t get much attention compared to Christmas, though interest in Advent is growing steadily in many churches and in many Christian homes. Read more

November 28, 2017

I believe that Advent can enrich both your celebration of Christmas and your relationship with God. Yet, for many, Advent is unfamiliar. My goal in writing about Advent is to explain some basics so that you might choose to celebrate it, if you wish. Read more

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