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The Purpose Driven Job

Why Would You Sacrifice So Much for Your Work? Because It’s Not a Job, It’s a Calling.

Thank God for Jokes: How Christ Redeems Our Ridicule

“Every Man is Important if He Loses His Life; and Every Man is Funny if He Loses His Hat and has to Run After It”

A Pandemic of Shame: Seeking Refuge From Online Anger

“How Much More Grievous are the Consequences of Anger than the Causes of It.”

Another Week Ends: Justin Bieber, the Tyranny of Meritocracy, Accidentally Going Viral, Pandemic Show Tunes, and More Strange Rites

1. Leading off this week, the philosopher Michael Sandel has some hefty critiques of the idea of meritocracy, specifically its disastrous effects on social and individual wellbeing in a global capitalist economy. Within a meritocracy, success becomes the law to live by that ruthlessly judges personal failure, dividing the self-righteous deserving from the unrighteous lazy. […]

Another Week Ends: Strange Rites, QAnon, Gracious Gardens, Accelerated Alienation, Imputed Memes, Masterclasses and The Killers

1. First up, I had the privilege of penning the lead review in the latest issue of Christianity Today on Tara Isabella Burton’s phenomenal new book Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World. While the title might suggest significant overlap with #seculosity, Strange Rites is very much its own thing, both in terms of […]

From The New Yorker

From The New Yorker

From The New Yorker

From the New Yorker

From The New Yorker

A lot less COVID specific than one might wish:

From The New Yorker

From The New Yorker

File this one under the #seculosity of romance: