Category: Unsolved Problems

The Problem With Work (a book review and musings)

The Problem With Work (2011) by Kathi Weeks has been sitting on my desk now for some time in preparation for my reviewing it here. Recently, my 5-year-old walked by my desk. She is just learning to read, and she sounded out the title. “What is the problem with work?” she said. “Is it that not everyone has a job?” On the…

Work as Holy War: What’s Right?

By Greg Forster; part five of a series. We have been looking at how spiritual formation in daily work and resistance to the world’s injustice are deeply and extensively interdependent. Last time we began unpacking two amazing sentences about how we should do our daily work, drawn from Dallas Willard’s Divine Conspiracy in a section titled “The Glory of My Job.” The…

My Faith and Work Journey (Part 2)

By Alistair Mackenzie (see our interview with Alistair here) Previous posts in this series: Part 1 In my last post, I talked about how I came to enter into graduate study on the theology of work. Here’s some of what I learned. First, I noticed how early in the history of the Christian church the sacred/secular divide that runs like a…

Against Gratitude

By Jessica Mesman Griffith The other day a Facebook friend linked to a blog post on fifteen ways to raise happier, more grateful children. Just that morning I’d been complaining about how ungrateful our kids are for all the comforts they have and all the sacrifices we make for them—all the writing and living my husband and I don’t do…

Book Review – Under Pressure: How the Gospel Helps Us Handle the Pressures of Work

I am grateful for the opportunity to introduce you to a new book by Andrew Laird titled Under Pressure: How the Gospel Helps Us Handle the Pressures of Work. This book makes an important contribution by discussing a very common issue for daily work: stress. Andrew Laird joined the faculty at Ridley College in 2016. He also serves as Dean…