Business & Economics

Hobby Lobby’s high horse

When the United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Tuesday concerning Hobby Lobby and the Affordable Care Act, it will be framed by many as a defining moment for religious freedom. But could this also be a case of Hobby Lobby getting on a high horse? As the Affordable…  [more]

Lean in? Recline? How about ‘join the body’

I’m interested by how often I’ve seen a recent Washington Post op-ed by Rosa Brooks, questioning the “lean-in” manifesto of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, circulate in my social media. It seems that many people – not just working mothers - feel overwhelmed by competing expectations in different parts of their…  [more]

Quitting consumerism

You see, friends, because we are not subservient to the empire but subjects of the kingdom of God’s beloved Son, we have the audacity to say to the darkness, “We beg to differ!” We will not be a pawn to the Prince of Darkness any longer, because we owe him…  [more]

The warm promise of Beck’s Morning Phase

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3: 22-23) Beck, once a wunderkind of the ’90s alt-rock scene and then a surprising darling of the Americana world, sits back, digs in and…  [more]

The problem with doing what you love

A recent Slate article rightly exposes the half-truth that the phrase "do what you love" (DWYL) represents. When taken as a univocal axiom, doing what you love creates a kind of selfishness that turns our work into something that is all about us. "While DWYL seems harmless and precious, it…  [more]

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