The Puritans Were Right: Stop Checking Your Email

The Puritans Were Right: Stop Checking Your Email

Periodically, some of the very institutions most responsible for the 24/7-always-on work culture that we inhabit rue that culture, and then give counsel on how to disconnect for a while. Matthew Kitchen, writing recently in The Wall Street Journal, has such fresh...

After Boston Bombing, Could Execution Sermon Heal?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on 30 counts. Jurors – and everyone else in and around Boston – now contemplate sentencing. Discussions about the death penalty have a strange ring in Massachusetts, a state that renounced it in 1984 and had its last...

Connecting God’s Kingdom to Your Daily Labors

Emphasis on the kingdom, reign or rule of God ebbs and flows in Christian history. For example, Walter Rauschenbusch lamented in 1917 that the “individualistic theology” of his day “carefully wrapped in several napkins and forgot” the kingdom...

Snapping Selfies Much Easier Than Knowing Self

This summer a relative put aside resistance and got his first smartphone, soon after sending us a picture of himself taken with his phone, captioned: “My First Facie.” Initial mirth over this mistaken terminology—”facie” instead of...