How We Handle Change: A Friday Chat

Before starting any endeavor, I get very worked up about everything that could go wrong and everything I could do wrong, and then I try to remember the advice my older brother gave me when I was about to start my very first grown-up job: “Wear deodorant.”

Stepping Away From the Church as Corporation

Jim Hinch, a religion correspondent for The Orange Country Register, has a piece in The American Scholar looking at the decline of evangelical megachurches, and what has been popping up in their place: pockets of Christians who are gathering and meet in homes and rented office buildings and work with the needy, as demonstrated by the Laundry Love ministry above. Hinch also finds congregations tutoring low-income students, and providing services to the homeless. I’m not particularly religious, but this is work I can believe in.