Sloth’s Ingredients Include Apathy, Distractedness

The seven “deadly sins” are well known to most, and many make perfect sense. Of course anger is a deadly sin. News stories about road rage and disgruntled workers shooting former co-workers remind us of the deep anger that permeates society. Envy has...

Time to Exercise a Theology of Physical Fitness

Standing on the opposite side of what early Christians called “acedia” or sloth is the workaholic whose mind at the very least, and body often move compulsively. They function differently and, therefore, have unique individual and societal impacts, but, in...

A Personal Peeve, Promise, Plea

When I first went to work for a denominational agency in Nashville, I encountered two wasteful patterns that forever set me in another direction. One was individual sloth. The other was organizational misdirection. I observed that some religious bureaucrats were among...