Feature Articles

Feb 27, 2015

Ambition: Winnefred Abena Boachie, Midwife

Seriously, all you need to do is meet Winnefred Boachie, and you’ll follow her anywhere. Winnefred is in charge of all aspects of midwifery at St. Luke Hospital, Kasei, Ghana. Zealous, keen, forceful and lively —those words all apply, maybe even driven . But determined is a better word. Or,...Read more +
Mar 5, 2015

"Does Being Selfless Mean We Can't Be Successful?" - J. B. Wood

"If We Are Supposed to Be Selfless, Should We Still Strive for a Successful Career?" - J. B. Wood
I think most people embarking on careers in the market place, in the professional world, are fed or kind of come from this assumption that, "It's all about me."Read more +
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 +

Daily Reflection From Laity Lodge

My Favorite Bath

Are you a forgiving person? How does a person become forgiving? Here’s one key. Jesus told his disciples, “The one who is forgiven little, loves little” (Luke 7:47). There’s something about being forgiven that makes us a more forgiving person. King David is exhibit number one in the Bible of the need for forgiveness. His father, Jesse, considered him the least likely of all his sons to succeed, but God had big things in mind for David. He became king...Read more +