A Christian Convert, on the Run in Afghanistan
Azaim Ahmed, New York Times
In official eyes here, there are no Afghan Christians. The few Afghans who practice the faith do so in private for fear of persecution, attending one of a handful of underground churches that are believed to be operating in the country. Expatriates use chapels on embassy grounds, but those are effectively inaccessible to Afghans.
The Core of Catholic Education: Philosophy of Schooling Is at Stake
Stratford Caldecott, The Imaginative Conservative
So what is this Catholic philosophy that we need to maintain in the face of the Common Core? The fundamental idea, drawn from the tradition of the liberal arts that goes back to ancient Greece, is that schooling is not primarily designed to churn out efficient components of an economic machine, able to “compete in a global economy,” but to nurture human beings and to free the soul from the forces that hold it enslaved.
The Best- and Worst-Paid Jobs in America—in 1 Ludicrously Long Chart
Derek Thompson, The Atlantic
The 13 best-paid non-executive jobs in America have one thing in common: They’re all in health care. Anesthesiologists nip surgeons to grab the top spot.
How Americans Spend Their Time and What It Means for Whole-Life Stewardship
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its American Time Use Survey on Wednesday. It’s fascinating to read through how people spend their time. In a sense, the survey provides a snapshot of how people are living (or not living) out God’s command to be fruitful and multiply and develop the world.