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Letting Go For Our Own Good

Letting Go For Our Own Good

The Scottish sprinter Eric Liddell was favored to win the 100 Meter at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. He decided not to compete in the event. The qualifying heat fell on a Sunday. For him, honoring the Sabbath precluded work of any kind, including running in a...
Work and Rest and Being Human

Work and Rest and Being Human

As the pandemic wound down, The Great Resignation showed no signs of slowing. In 2021 over 47 million people walked away from their jobs voluntarily. In March of this year 4.5 million more told their bosses to take this job and, well, “I quit.” During the pandemic,...
Teaching to the Eyes

Teaching to the Eyes

“I teach to their eyes,” my friend Tom once told me. Middle aged with thinning, slicked back hair, Tom wore grey Hush Puppies and favored polyester pants. The black, rimless frames of his eyeglasses were vintage 1950’s. His syllabus assigned a burdensome reading load....
Where God Finds Us

Where God Finds Us

[Listen to the Audio] Gunshots have been greeting us in the early morning hours of our weekends. The thump, thump and the crack, crack, crack penetrate our shutters before the sunlight can. We’re not hearing gang turf battles or drug deals gone wrong. Duck hunters and...