Feature Articles

Feb 27, 2005

Forgiving

Author Philip Yancey tells of two peacemakers approaching a group of Polish Christians 10 years after World War II. They asked the Poles to meet with other Christians from West Germany. The German group wanted forgiveness for its nation’s deeds in the war. The Poles hesitated and said, “No. We...Read more +
Jan 16, 2015

Paying Well: Let the Corners Go

by Alissa Wilkinson
I’ve never worked in a service industry that involved tipping. But I’ve heard the horror stories. Some of the worst involve church groups who refuse to tip well, which makes me glad I haven’t had to work for tips. Because of my job, I spend a lot of time on...Read more +
Jan 22, 2015

Margo Engberg: Creating Cupcakes and Community

This video comes courtesy of our friends over at Centered , a site focused on faith, work and leadership. Margo Engberg is the mother of four adopted children from Guatemala and the founder of Pinkabella Cupcakes , a gourmet cupcake boutique. Since founding PinkaBella six years ago, Margo has donated...Read more +
Jan 16, 2015

Paying Well: Compensation Is Never Straightforward

We laughed out loud, the three of us shivering in the garage, breath visible in the biting cold, before one of them handed me some folded cash. I took it like an after-thought, like it didn’t matter, then slipped it into my pocket while making another joke about winter. I...Read more +
Jan 21, 2015

"How Does God View the Bottom Line?" - Boyd Clarke

"How Does God View the Bottom Line?" - Boyd Clarke
It's not my money. It's somebody else's money that I am called to manage in their interest. In our modern work environment, we call that being a fiduciary. I have to understand that the money I am managing is not mine; it's the shareholders.Read more +
Jan 16, 2015

Paying Well: The Timeliness of Short Accounts

Among the new habits I learned after arriving in southern France two-plus years ago was remembering to pay my tab before walking out the door of my town’s lovely cafés. My American self is used to paying immediately when I order my latte or cappuccino. Then when I’m ready to...Read more +
Jan 16, 2015

Paying Well: Loving Others Through Fair Wages

“The extra income is a Godsend,” she said. I’d just landed a fairly large new account, one I’d need help managing, so I’d asked one of my regular freelancers if she could take on more work. With two children and three new foster kids arriving at her home soon, the...Read more +
Jan 19, 2015

The Power of Community

I've been in the workplace for more than three decades, and many of my best memories revolve not around the work itself, but the people. Interactions with coworkers, customers and clients showed me my place in this world. Flawed, normal, everyday people demonstrated the economy of God and helped answer...Read more +
Jan 16, 2015

Paying Well: Tipping the Scales Toward Love

They were in the cold interior of the Mazda. As the driver backed out of the gates of the salon compound, Aunty Uju gestured to the gateman, rolled down her window, and gave him some money. “Thank you, Madam!” he said, and saluted. She had slipped naira notes to all...Read more +
Jan 19, 2015

What's for Lunch?

At her new job, Sue quickly caught on to the daily lunch conversation: barbecued bosses with a side of cut-up coworkers. In a situation like that, what does a new person do? Sue tried changing the subject—but gossip is a weed with deep roots. Eventually, quietly, Sue pulled away from...Read more +

Daily Reflection From Laity Lodge

Praying for the Internet

I’m going to ask you to start praying for the Internet. (Which I promise you was never a sentence I thought I would write in my life.) We are in need of witness over argument, testimony over talking points, and such work is not brought by better SEO or updated plugins or the latest typography, but by the Holy Spirit of God indwelling every last bit of what we do, including every last bit of the Internet. For it is...Read more +