Feb 23, 2013

Call Me Pilgrim

Greetings. You can call me Pilgrim. In 2012 I wrote a series of essays at the Laity Lodge website , mostly about my spiritual journey in the months after I left the church I had pastored for eighteen years. If you read any of those essays, you might have wondered...Read more +
Feb 22, 2013

Treasuring the Impoverished Classroom

by Liz Maurer
As the plane touched down, I leaned back in my chair and looked out the window. My eyes brimmed with tears. “Liz! We’re here!” Jess grabbed my arm, tears already spilling from her own eyes. “We are finally here!” As we got off the plane, we squealed like school children,...Read more +
Feb 22, 2013

You Do Have Time for It

It’s almost a badge of honor that people wear when they sigh, complain about their busy schedule, and bug out of trying something new or challenging is because they simply “don’t have time.” Sue Miley at Christian Business Crossroads isn’t buying that excuse. If we are honest what we are...
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Feb 21, 2013

The Reshaping of the Workplace

Employees in our fast-paced culture must posess both focus and determination to survive and thrive, say the folks at Crown Financial Ministries . In an article on the reshaping of the work world, they highlight ten important trends and encourage breadwinners to respond positively to them, noting: "W orkers must...
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Feb 21, 2013

The Five Biggest Career Mistakes Christians Make - Part I

I can’t tell you how disappointing it was when, at age 22, I finally made the decision to pursue a “secular” career instead of going into the ministry. Rather than embracing a bold confidence in the choice, I had this sinking feeling that I was somehow letting God down. The...Read more +
Feb 21, 2013

An “A” in Ethics Doesn’t Mean Anything Without a Heart for Truth

Without tying ethics to a business curriculum, students are myopic in their decision-making. Stand-alone ethics courses are a start, but they "compartmentalize" the issue, as if ethical questions aren't applicable to all business disciplines. Wall Street Journal.
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Feb 20, 2013

Video: Planting Trees

Laity Lodge , a sister program under the Foundations for Laity Renewal umbrella, is a contemplative retreat center on the Frio River. Recently, they created a video featuring stellar musicians Andrew Peterson and Ben Shive , who had just served as featured artists for a weekend retreat. The song? "Planting...
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