Our Best Articles on Faith and Work in 2013Blog / Produced by The High Calling
For the past several days, we’ve been sharing the most popular articles of 2013 in various categories. It’s time to share the best of the best.
These are the articles that most resonnated with our readers. Each of them went viral. Each of them touched a nerve. Each of them focused on some particular challenge of integrating faith and work and living the Christian life in our technology-driven 21st century.
Here they are. The best articles of 2013 according to you, our readers!
When You Think Your Work Isn't Making a Difference
by Deidra Riggs
For the past two years, our church congregation has been exploring issues of race, ethnicity, culture, and language, as they relate to our downtown congregation. For many different reasons, the demographics of the people who show up each week have changed. We’ve gone from being mostly white, to a congregation of people with different skin colors. [Read More]
The Loneliness of Transition
by Dan King
About seven months ago, I was let go from my job of thirteen years. During the first day or two after that, messages and phone calls were passing at record pace. People wanted to know how things were going and expressed a strong desire to keep in touch with the utmost sincerity. Within a few days the phone stopped ringing, and hasn’t rung since. [Read More]
Three Questions You Must Answer Before You Die
by J. B. Wood
Every now and then it's good to take an enormous step back and evaluate where you are in life. Some people think these schlocky self-help exercises only serve to keep generic motivational speakers employed. But it does get right to the heart of things, doesn't it? [Read More]
When the Boss Is a Narcissist
by Christine A. Scheller
Narcissists are willing to “think big ideas and take risks because they think they will do extremely well,” says Dan Blazer M.D., vice chair of faculty at Duke University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Initially they may do well in leadership positions, but they don’t take defeat well. [Read More]
Trapped: The Church Vocation Issue We Don't Talk About
by Gordon Atkinson
I want to bring up something that church people don’t talk about very often. Why don’t we talk about it? I don’t know. Lots of reasons. I suspect the biggest reason is that talking about it would require us to take an honest look at the lives of our ministers. Here is the thing that we don't talk about: There are thousands of ministers out there who no longer wish to be ministers. [Read More]
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