The God We Are Meant to Play at Work

The God We Are Meant to Play at Work

After spending some time with Andy Crouch’s book, Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power, I found it helpful to reflect on some of Crouch’s lessons in the book and see the overlaps with our daily work. Crouch focuses his work on the heart of power: its inherent goodness, its corrupting nature, and the Christian’s role as an image bear of God in redeeming and reimagining the way they steward the power they are entrusted.

Reintegrating the Worker on Labor Day

Reintegrating the Worker on Labor Day

We can all agree that juggling the demands of competing expectations on our time, our priorities, our values, our relationships, our play, and our work creates inner tension. But what might it look like to live more wholly in every facet of life? Fortunately, there are ways to understand the impact of our fractured lives and reduce this tension of living in and out of the different contexts we experience each day.

A ‘Common Rule’ for the Work of Your Hands

A ‘Common Rule’ for the Work of Your Hands

How does one combat hurry in an age of busy? In Justin Whitmel Earley’s book The Common Rule readers get a glimpse of redeeming “hurry” that invades life—specifically in the way we approach work. Rather than falling into the bootstrap, self-help category, Earley’s work helps open our eyes to the habits, liturgies, and rhythms that are directly and indirectly shaping our lives.