Feature Articles

Jan 17, 2010

Execute the Last Order Received

In storms of crisis, Joe was a haven of calm. When projects went wrong … when upper management was out of reach … Joe held the course. A team member asked Joe his secret. He said: "In the Army, I served in a Cavalry Regiment. And we had a saying...Read more +
Aug 28, 2014

What Ferguson Taught Us: Seek the Third Way

Don't hold me to this. Or, maybe, hold me to it. I don't know. What I know is the visit to Ferguson changed me, and it will inform many parts of my life for many years to come, if not forever. That much I know. Ferguson was beyond hot. Sweltering...Read more +
Aug 28, 2014

What Ferguson Taught Us: Setting My Heart to Hope

Ferguson broke my heart. Broke my heart in pieces ….a trail of crumbs leading to a rose lined road. I left a piece of my soul on the pavement in Ferguson. And not because I wanted to. God ripped a piece of it as a remnant. A reminder of the...Read more +
Aug 29, 2014

A Letter to My Younger Self: Sandra Heska King

Dear You, Yes, you, stretched out there in that lawn chair behind the cement-deer-family-topped, moss-rose-planted mound. You with yet another book in your lap. You probably shouldn’t have burned that story , you know. But it’s okay. It’ll serve a lesson, and it’ll make a good story. Girl, you’re always...Read more +
Aug 28, 2014

What Ferguson Taught Us: Laid Bare Before the World

This summer has felt turbulent. The violence and unrest around the world have kept me up at night praying, and aching. In the midst of daily life, I find myself soaking in the stories and statistics of real people around the world: Gaza, Iraq, ebola in West Africa. In between...Read more +
Aug 28, 2014

Sharing the Wealth

Share the Wealth
Ask anyone who works for anyone else: the best bosses are inclusive!Read more +
Aug 28, 2014

A Letter to My Younger Self, Bob Robinson

Hi Bob, It’s me. Bob. I know! Right? Freaky that I’d write you from the future! No, I don’t have a TARDIS for travelling through time. It’s just that the community at The High Calling are writing our younger selves to give you some advice as you grow up. I’m...Read more +
Aug 24, 2014

A Letter to My Younger Self: From Online to Oprah

Cornell Professor Karl Pillemer interviewed over a thousand senior citizens for The Legacy Project , collecting advice that later found its way into a book entitled 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans . Advice for Work and Life Most of the people interviewed recommend...Read more +
Aug 27, 2014

A Letter To My Younger Self, Glynn Young

Dear Glynn, I’m looking back to a moment, sometime in the spring of 1970, when you considering a decision to switch majors. You were discouraged by chemistry, and how many courses lay ahead for a pre-med major. And you knew that you heart wasn’t in pre-med; instead, your father’s heart...Read more +
Aug 24, 2014

A Letter to My Younger Self: Trust Yourself

Dear girl, Yes, you always will be a girl—or at least part of you will. Fifty feels decidedly ungirlish, I know, but believe me when I tell you this: fifty truly is nifty. Such a great age! The hard work of growing up, navigating relationships, figuring out what it means...Read more +

Daily Reflection From Laity Lodge

Dislocations of Faith

The Apostle Peter’s first letter was written to believers in what is now Asia Minor, or Turkey. We don’t precisely know what they were experiencing, but the sense is that they were suffering persecution for their faith. Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ran the full gamut—from mild, to torture and death. Most persecutions tended to be regional or local, like the one Peter is referring to. No matter how mild or severe, what persecutions did then, and what...Read more +