I'm grateful for two recent opportunities to talk about Finding Livelihood and some of the complex issues of work and faith: with Lisa Ohlen Harris at Collegeville Institute's Bearings Online magazine and with Stan Friedman at COV magazine online. While at the COV interview, you can also click through to read a book excerpt.
The interviews have some overlap in a couple questions – both want to know where the book started and what's my quibble with the famous Buechner line ("“the place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet") – but both spread out in different directions and cover unique territory.
Both interviews ask questions about things that perhaps you've been thinking about also, such as keeping your eyes open for the movement of God in your work life, even in, and maybe particularly in, work's shadow side.
[Photo: taken at our favorite Dunkin Donuts rest stop between here and Chicago. My husband noted the incongruity of the people in the wall mural and the people sitting below it.]