Working with God through Our Work

Working with God through Our Work

Note from TPW: Kara Martin addresses life in the secular workplace, sharing insights to help you lead your congregations to understand their faith and work and also to bring the Kingdom into your own workplace. This was originally posted on March 15, 2017 on...
Ash Wednesday and St. Valentine

Ash Wednesday and St. Valentine

A Valentine’s Day Tradition What better way to say, “I love you,” than passing your beloved some sugar, corn syrup, dextrose, and glycerin wrapped in a chalkly Necco wafer heart? Maybe some of you remember your fifth grade crush surreptitiously sneaking a bag of...
The Art of Remembering

The Art of Remembering

The Necessity of Memory Memory—or, more actively, remembering—plays an all-important role in our lives. Our culture likes us to focus on the now, “looking forward rather than looking back”—to be people of action, focused on doing—rather than contemplating...
Why Get Out of Bed? Because of Love

Why Get Out of Bed? Because of Love

Adapted from Ch 4 of On Getting out of Bed. Why is Existence Good? Living for the sake of living—doing things so that you can continue to efficiently do things—begs the question, Why live? To live. That isn’t a sufficient answer. Now or sometime in the future that...
Elon Musk Book Review

Elon Musk Book Review

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. –George Bernard Shaw Problems with Visions of Success One of the main narratives in American culture is...
Don’t Take Conflict Personally

Don’t Take Conflict Personally

Called to Pastor, Inclined to Argue When I was graduating from college in the mid-2000s, I was encouraged to take a career test to determine where my personality type would fit in the working world. My #1 option shouldn’t have surprised me (but absolutely did). A...
Top Reads for Busy Pastors

Top Reads for Busy Pastors

Books offer wisdom, knowledge, and sometimes just a good yarn. But a busy pastor can find it hard to find the time to sit down and enjoy a good book. And how do you decide which book to read? We’re here to help! We have compiled a list of our top reads for busy...