Category: Vulnerability

I Desire This For My Sisters, Too: Book Review of A Woman’s Place by Katelyn Beaty

By Melissa Lee Emerson When my pastor mentioned that he had just read and endorsed a manuscript about women and work, I naturally had to ask him to tell me more. I almost stopped listening after he told me that the title was A Woman’s Place, but I stomached the visceral reaction, asked for an extra dose of grace, and…

Book Review: Liturgy Of the Ordinary

One of my oft-expressed critiques of the faith & work movement is that it is largely a privileged conversation. This does not mean that I do not resonate with or appreciate this movement. I am very passionate about the integration of faith into every part of my life and encourage other people of faith toward the same. I do, however,…

What if this had been me? A gendered analysis of the funniest video ever (and its implications for women at work)

Reprinted from The Anxious Bench with permission. We though this post was interesting in light of earlier reflections we’ve posted here regarding how the faith and work movement needs to think about gender (here and here for starters.) By Kristin Du Mez By now, I’m sure you’ve all seen this video. If you haven’t, here you go. You’re welcome. I could write…

Andy Crouch, What Does the Faith and Work Movement Need to Hear?

In early February, I probed the thoughts of Andy Crouch, author, blogger, and speaker. Crouch had just resigned as executive editor at Christianity Today and moved to the John Templeton Foundation as a communication strategist. His books and speaking engagements have made him a thought leader on culture, and connected him notably to the faith and work movement. I was…

Even Jesus Wasn’t Always Spiritual: Do We Need a Theology of Boredom?

By Adam Roe I was recently sitting around the house on a Saturday afternoon in my customary t-shirt, socks, and boxers. It was one of those days when in a pinch I’d throw on shorts or jeans, but unless you’re answer-the-door-worthy, my attire isn’t changing. I flipped through TV channels and found a University of Kentucky game. I grabbed a…

Book Review: I’ve Never Pretended I’m Not Religious

This post was originally a participation in the Patheos Book Club on David Dark’s Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious. Since one of the things we in the faith and work movement are always agonizing about is the sacred-secular divide, I thought it was worth reprinting here too for further pondering of the lessons the book teaches about…