Feature Articles

Feb 27, 2015

Ambition: The Gift with an Asterisk

At 5:07 and 5:24 and still at 5:46, I’m making my way through the suburbs of our state capitol, each town strung together by a line of evening traffic. Dusk is on and so are the matching brake lights—now leaving the line, now entering it. Lefts and rights, merges, stops,...Read more +
Feb 27, 2015

Ambition: Is Taking the Promotion Selfish or Faithful?

Anticipation filled the spring air around us as my wife and I walked along a country road near our New England home. A big decision about our next five years lay before us. To say our entire future hung in the balance feels over the top, but we knew our...Read more +
Feb 27, 2015

Ambition: Our Not-So-Secret Purpose

by Gail Hayes
My stomach did several acrobatic flips as I walked into the building. I was the keynote speaker for a leadership event, and my feet felt like bricks as I made my way down the hallway to the meeting room. My usual fast pace slowed to a shuffle because I was...Read more +
Feb 27, 2015

Ambition: The Good, the Bad, and Three Ways to Keep It from Getting Ugly

My grandfather, Don Kinnaman, had drive. Over the course of a year or so, he built a railroad in his backyard. Not little garden-variety toy trains, mind you, but five-foot cars that could transport adults and, most importantly, grandchildren. He built engines, boxcars, flatcars, and cabooses from scratch—designing, building and...Read more +
Mar 2, 2015

Talese on Floyd Patterson

After games, sportswriter Gay Talese would rather visit the loser’s locker room than the winner’s. Not because he loves failures, Talese said, but because he’s fascinated with people who rise from the floor. Some years ago, Talese profiled boxing champion Floyd Patterson. In 1960, Patterson had recaptured his lost title—the...Read more +
Feb 26, 2015

Jubilee: "Why Won’t God Cure Me?" - Amy Ford

Why Won’t God Cure Me? - Amy Ford, Malone University
"God has used my condition to reveal Himself to me, and I want to be a part of his redemption story by showing people their value and worth, regardless of how physically broken they are."Read more +
Feb 22, 2015

Jubilee: Three Basic Truths About Christian Faith and Work

“How do I bring my faith to work?“ you ask. If you are showing up to work, then your faith is too. It really is that simple. It’s not a question of how to bring faith to work because your faith is part of you. How your faith plays out...Read more +
Feb 22, 2015

Jubilee: What Does Jesus Have to Do With Work?

Nothing teaches theology quite like “The Jesus Picture Show.” So I often show one to my theology classes, including a range of Jesus images from early Christian icons to contemporary T-shirts that proclaim “Jesus is My Homeboy.” It is a fun exercise, but it has a serious point. Our images...Read more +
Feb 24, 2015

Jubilee: "Engineers Are Makers" - Nathan Tornquist

Engineers Are Makers: Nathan Tornquist, Purdue University
"he Gospel teaches that work is good, so it is my responsibility to use my skills to take care of and cultivate the world. I am a steward, not just a consumer."Read more +
Feb 22, 2015

Jubilee: How Can I Choose a Job That Matters?

We Christians have always been a future-focused people with our eyes set on a coming age when all things will be made new. This vision, which permeates the New Testament, raises questions about the value of our work in the present. How do we find meaning in our labor today...Read more +

Daily Reflection From Laity Lodge

Climbing Mount Forgiveness

There is no place where we reflect more of Jesus than when we forgive others. Abundant research suggests forgiveness is essential for health in every area of a person’s life. But it’s important to remember what forgiveness is not. Forgiveness is not denial of the wrong and the hurt. Forgiveness does not diminish the pain. Forgiveness does not remove the responsibility for the harm done by the other. Forgiveness does not justify. Forgiveness does not require warm and loving feelings...Read more +