Category: Vulnerability

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…

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…

Work as Holy War

By Greg Forster; part one of a series. In this series, I’ll be looking at our daily work as a holy war to destroy the devil’s works. “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” He won the victory for us on the cross,  of course. But as our work becomes cruciform it becomes a…