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 bearer of God in redeeming and reimagining the way they steward the power they are entrusted.
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.