Over the next 20 years, 32 million Americans will reach retirement age. While just a generation ago, most older Americans happily traded in their working lives to pursue well-planned and well-funded retirement dreams, today s potential retirees don t necessarily have the same freedom of choice their predecessors enjoyed.

Construction worker

We celebrate Labor Day every September. Unfortunately, for too many of us, it s one of the few times that we connect labor with celebrate, and only because it s a day off from work. But what if we viewed work as an intrinsically good thing (as in the book of Genesis) that will go on forever (as in Revelation)?

Living Faith

In recent columns, we discussed the dilemma of a loving God coexisting with a world full of suffering. How does a living faith endure and respond? Weep with those who weep. Our culture goes to great lengths to avoid grieving, but David mourned his dying child, and Jesus sobbed at Lazarus grave. Nicholas Wolterstorff, who lost a young son, reminds us to Be open to the wounds of the world.

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Today, we know Sergei Rachmaninoff as one of the last great composers of the late-Romantic period. But this Russian-born musician was also a renowned pianist as well as a conductor—a rare combination of skills known as a “triple threat” in today’s artistic community.

Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration

When astronaut Buzz Aldrin set foot on the Moon in July 1969, the world watched in awe. They had witnessed the ultimate in human exploration, man having gone farther than he had ever gone before.

Declaration of Independence

Sacred. This was the adjective that Thomas Jefferson wrote in his original draft of the Declaration of Independence.

Where is god?

Living faith: Where is God? May 2013 issue

Always present Speaking from my own experience, when we are in trouble or have trouble, God is always there. Evil is in this world due to the fall of man what makes it bearable is knowing God is here too and that he suffered and died on a cross for no crime. If he suffered, who are we not to suffer?

Housing market illustration

It has been a good year for the housing market. Since spring 2012, home prices have continued on a steady upward trajectory, and based on the latest numbers, they re holding course. According to a new report from online real estate marketplace Zillow (, home value appreciations have posted their sixth consecutive month of gains, exceeding 5% in April 2013.

Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America’s Minister to France During the Siege and Commune of Paris

Michael Hill spends a typical workday at a desk poring over papers, typing at his computer, meeting with clients. Though his routine sounds like your run-of-the-mill office job, it’s far from it.