Virtue and Vice at Work: Humility with Katelyn Beaty

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The Faith & Work Podcast is resuming its series of Virtue and Vice at Work. In this week's episode, Joanna Meyer discusses the importance of developing humility with Katelyn Beaty, acquisitions editor for Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Katelyn has previously served as managing editor of Christianity Today and has written for The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The New York Times on topics such as politics, gender, and theology. She is also the author of Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms, and Profits are Hurting the Church.


On being people of truth:

"We ought to be truth speakers and truth tellers even when the truth is hard to hear and navigate."

On navigating fame:

"...Fame isn't necessarily bad. People can find themselves with a measure of fame for doing really good things in the world. I think fame is probably best and healthiest when it is not something that is being sought or cultivated, but when it comes, as the result of living a good life, of living a virtuous life; for Christians, it looks like living a life grounded in the person of Christ."

On humility:

"I think about the etymology of the word humility, which is, of course, connected to the word human, which is connected to the word hummus, which essentially means ground, or dust, or dirt. And we believe, as Christians, that from dust we came and to dust we shall return. Indeed, we are wonderfully made and loved, but we are also frail, we have such deep limitations, and we are people of need..."


Download the episode transcript.

If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out Katelyn Beaty's book Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms, and Profits are Hurting the Church.*

Virtue and Vice at Work, which explores historic values of the Christian faith and their implications for our life and work today, is also available for purchase HERE.

As discussed in our podcast today we have included an outline of The Prayer of Examen.

This is a version of the five-step Daily Examen that St. Ignatius practiced.

1. Become aware of God’s presence.

2. Review the day with gratitude.

3. Pay attention to your emotions.

4. Choose one feature of the day and pray from it.

5. Look toward tomorrow.

Learn more about this spiritual practice HERE.

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