The Ideology of Working Hard Revisited: Saying No

Rest is a radical act. Putting down the plow (or the computer) and refusing to toil any longer is downright revolutionary. Honoring the sabbath, particularly when everyone else around you disregards it, is political and institutional warfare. Placing boundaries around one’s work and time is so jarring to societal norms because we live in a …

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The Risk that Comes with Challenging Oppression

There is a great risk that comes with countering oppression. People who have long been in power or who have long possessed great wealth at the expense of others, won’t let go of these things easily. Pharaoh and the Egyptians, as portrayed in the early chapters of Exodus, resisted in letting the people of Israel …

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