God Save the Humanities

June 7, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

By Emily Chau, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. It’s funny. I distinctly remember watching the Tony Award-winning musical “Avenue Q” and hearing the main character Princeton sing, “What do you do with a B.A. in English?” I was attending a liberal arts college—majoring in English, of course—and bent on pursuing a career … Read More

Civility in the Public Square

June 7, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Tim Keller, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. This month I will join with Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times and John Inazu of the Washington University Law School, to discuss “Civility in the Public Square.” This could be read as nothing more than an appeal for people to be nicer … Read More

Stranger than Materialism

June 7, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Christopher McNerney, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. In 2013, the philosopher Thomas Nagel rocked the discipline of philosophy with the release of his book, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False. Nagel, no friend of theism, argued “if the mental things arising from the … Read More

Writing About God to Know God

June 6, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

By Whitney Bauck, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. When I introduce Christian Wiman’s work, I often begin with the assertion that he’s 75 percent of the reason that I still call myself a Christian. Wiman’s work entered my life at a time when I desperately needed it, via a friend’s recommendation … Read More

Moving from My Story to the Redemption Story

June 6, 2018By DPC EditorVocation Formation

By Gail Russell Buffalo, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. Through research doing critical discourse analysis and narrative research in education, I have learned that narrators instinctively seek moral authority. We are driven by the goal of making ourselves “come out good” in the end. Gotham, though it concluded for me three … Read More

Entering God’s Rest

June 5, 2018By DPC EditorVocation Formation

By Yuna Youn, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. If there is a retreat that could challenge notions of what a retreat should be, it would be the Center for Faith and Work’s “Work and Rest Retreat.” Instead of an exotic travel destination, spa, or wellness center that typically serves the role … Read More

“The Table” Remembered

June 5, 2018By DPC EditorChurch & Work

Originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. In the Spring of 2017, CFW awarded multi-discplinary artist Lea Fulton a six-week residency wherein the artist would create a new work based on the given theme of “the unfinished work”. Fulton’s work explored our theme through an immersive installation centered on the experience of forgiveness. … Read More

Fights – and Writing – Through Fear

June 5, 2018By DPC EditorWorkplace Challenges

By Norma Hopcraft, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. It takes an inordinate amount of courage to reveal our lives—our bad choices, our weaknesses and foibles, our very souls—in our writing. So the title of the Center for Faith and Work’s workshop for writers, “Fearless: Accessing Hidden Creativity Through the Written Word,” snapped … Read More

Do What You Love / For the Love of Money

June 4, 2018By DPC EditorEconomics

By Thomas Martin, originally posted on the Center for Faith and Work. Seemingly positive and beneficial personal beliefs and aphorisms, such as Do What You Love, have consequences for the wider culture, as Miya Tokumitsu shows us in her article published in Slate. In the same way that doing what you love can be damaging if … Read More