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Why Work? by Dorothy Sayers

Essay by Dorothy Sayers

“The only Christian work is good work well done. Let the Church see to it that the workers are Christian people and do their work well, as to God: then all the work will be Christian work, whether it is church embroidery, or sewage farming.”

When Helping Hurts

Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert show how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good.

Format: Book

Working in the Presence of God

Working in the Presence of God discusses the incorporation of spiritual disciplines into the ordinary rhythms of everyday experience.

Format: Book

What to Do When Work Becomes an Idol

I’ve worked hard over the last seven years to limit my work so I can sustain the family and spiritual life the Lord has called me to. I work full-time and have two part-time gigs, in addition to being a husband and father of four young kids. Life is more enjoyable — and I’m more productive — when I work hard during business hours, then “turn it off” until the next day or week.

Format: Article

I’ve Been Ghosting My Book

I’ve learned over the course of my career is this: everyone’s career is at a different pace. I have prolific friends who publish exceptional books every 1–2 years. One of my closest friends hasn’t published in 15 because motherhood and life have taken hold, but she’s okay with that. The next book will come when it needs to come, she tells me. Another friend has been working on her memoir since I’ve known her and she’s content with the work and the joy it breeds. She doesn’t need to publish; she just needs to write.

Format: Article


How Silicon Valley design principles can help you pick your post-Ph.D. path

We often hear stories of people applying Designing Your Life to their careers, but what about Ph.Ds specifically? Science magazine interviewed Designing Your Life author Dave Evans on how Life Design specifically applies to those pursuing, or with, a PhD.

Format: Article