Jun 26, 2013

Lessons on Contentment from Ecclesiastes and Monopoly

Ecclesiastes 4:4-8
Last week, my son destroyed me in a game of Monopoly. I couldn't decide whether to be proud or horrified as his shrewd decisions eliminated each of us one by one. As always happens, the game ended with wailing from the losers and apologies from the winner. "I'm sorry," he...Read more +
Jun 25, 2013

Don't Be Lazy Like the Cheese

2 Thes. 3:6-13
"You are as lazy as cheese!" the man said to me. I was a sixteen-year-old exchange student in Germany. The man was my German host father for the entire year. Honestly, I think back on some of the stunts I pulled that year, and I don't know how he put...Read more +
Jun 24, 2013

Pour Yourself a Cup of Work-Life Balance?

Deuteronomy 5:1-21
What did you do last week? Where did you spend your time? Perhaps like the old Dolly Parton song, you were working nine to five. According to Dolly, people tumble out of bed before work and pour themselves a "cup of ambition." At the end of the week, we thank...Read more +
May 15, 2013

The Secret to Better Work and Life Is Not Rocket Science

What if someone told you they knew the secret to a better life? What if they shared this secret with you? They promised you would be able to concentrate better, enjoy life more, increase productivity at work, decrease stress at work and at home, and have a better sense of...Read more +
May 8, 2013

Dallas Willard, a Man of Deep Love and Christ-like Character

Dallas Willard died today, May 8, 2013, at age 77. His ideas and books about spiritual formation have made a lasting impression on many Christians, including many of the writers here at The High Calling. Today as a testament to him, we share a few excerpts from articles that would...Read more +
Apr 3, 2013

Location, Location, Location: From the Cubicle to the Coffee Shop

Where, exactly, do you work? I work from home. I occasionally have meetings at clients’ offices. But I often pack up my laptop and head for a local coffee shop to work. One Chicago Tribune article referred to people like me, who take over a table with a laptop and...Read more +
Mar 28, 2013

Books on Faith: Follow Me, Part Four: The Gospel in Our Daily Work

Recently, I was catching up with an old friend. We had attended the same church through high school. We had gone on double dates together. We had traveled on exotic mission trips together. We had reenacted elaborate biblical musicals together. "I have a confession to make," he said at one...Read more +
Mar 27, 2013

Living Sacrifices

Romans 12:1-8
The 21st century seems a long way from the world of sacrifice. For example, I don’t hesitate to spend two dollars on a cup of coffee that I could make myself with a few affordable tools. I rarely fast, but when I do, I’m usually thinking about my health rather...Read more +
Mar 20, 2013

Theology of Work Project Offers Deep Resources for Christians

“How can the Bible help people succeed in their work in terms of excellence, ethics, and calling, according to God’s purpose and design?” asks Dr. Haddon Robinson, president of the Theology of Work Project. That question is close to our hearts here at The High Calling. So it should be...Read more +
Jan 31, 2013

Inspire and Coach Young Professionals Through Social Media

Young adults today face the most difficult economy we’ve seen in nearly a century. According to a 2012 study, 82% of adults say it is harder for young people to find work . Paul Taylor, executive VP at Pew Research, says, “We have the highest levels of youth unemployment and...Read more +

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