No, Parenting is Not a Job

Green Room blogger Jon Malesic has a provocative post at The New Republic where he argues that we use the metaphor of job or work for anything that requires effort, including school and the human relationships of marriage and parenting: Americans struggle to describe worthwhile, long-term activities without turning them into jobs. We can’t imagine a good life that’s free…

The Miracle of the Reformers: Why Teaching Your Kids Hymns is Good for the Economy

Perhaps the songs we teach our children are the most important legacy leaders in the faith and work movement can leave for posterity. This morning I sat down to breakfast with my wife and four daughters. After eggs and sausage, we listened to the classic hymn “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation.” My wife educates our…

More Work, Less Reward?

The New York Times published an article in July called “Work and Reward: The Great Disconnect.” *  Basically, the article’s argument is that people tend to assume that harder work will bring them more renumeration, but that, even if ever true in the past, this is becoming less and less true today. This leads to an overall sense of discouragement:…

An Update on The Call to Work

We recently received an email from The Call to Work (TC2W), a combination of a course and leadership training focusing on applying faith to everyday work. (We profiled Tracy Mathews, the person behind the course, in February.) Tracy reports: We’ve started road testing the course content and the initial feedback has been encouraging. One of the main goals for the…