Feature Articles

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 +
Feb 23, 2015

Jubilee: "When Work Is Communion" - Joanne Vo

When Work Is Communion: Joanne Vo, The King’s College
"After eight years of continual losses, my team thought they were a bunch of losers. As producer, I had to show them that they weren’t."Read more +

Daily Reflection From Laity Lodge

Taking the Fifth

The Lord’s Prayer is only seven verses long. You can pray it in less than a minute, but in that brief time, Jesus teaches us twice to pray to receive and also to give forgiveness. Jesus teaches that “daily bread” is the first requirement for our survival. Then, in the very next verse, he teaches that the second requirement for survival is being forgiven and forgiving others. Life is both physical and moral. That’s probably why Martin Luther said, “The...Read more +