So many great articles are crossing my desk that your humble scribe doesn’t have time to write a whole post about each and every one of them. But you ought to know about them…so I’m starting a Monday roundup of great articles that are worth your time to read, ponder, share, or even argue with. This week’s list:
- Domestic Neglect: Can You Hear the Silent Screams at Home? Christianity Today says that our culture of overwork is creating a crisis.
- Vocation: The Crux of the Matter by Leonard Schulze. What does it mean to have a vocation? And what did Luther have to say about it? Why did he attach holiness to things like “doing your homework, keeping a job, mending clothes, and yes, making beer”?
- God: Being and Doing by Bruce Fields. What relationship does God’s being have to God’s doing? To our doing?
- The Sunday to Monday Gap by R. J. Grunewald. How we serve God by making quality blue jeans.
- Generation Flux’s Secret Weapon by Robert Safian.
The more companies like Apple and Chipotle focus on something beyond money, the more money they make.
- Viewpoint: How the Consumer Dream Went Wrong by Jon Alexander. Can we shape consumer society? Can we “reclaim a different morality, a bigger sense of what it means to be human….become participants in shaping the context of our lives, working together and expecting more of one another as we do so”?
- Heart to Heart by Nathan Foster. Ways to slow down deliberately and live with purpose. (There’s a great podcast interview, too!)
- Finding your purpose graphic. Neil Carlson sent us this from LinkedIn.
- Voice and Vocation. A podcast of a FREE lecture on vocation with poet Malcom Guite at Duke University.
- Finding a Student’s Calling by Jake New. Your humble scribe’s alma mater has moved a campus pastor out of the chapel and into the career counseling department to discuss vocation with students.
Image: Image: “Extra, Extra (The Paper Boy),” John George Brown. Courtesy of the Grohmann Museum at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.