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Jonathan Malesic is the author of The End of Burnout: Why Work Drains Us and How to Build Better Lives. He lives in Dallas.

A red paper airplane veers away on a different path from several other paper airplanes.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jonathan Malesic
We should not have to empty ourselves for the company or college.
Politics & SocietyWhat Coronavirus Taught Us
Jonathan Malesic
Human dignity does not depend on having a job.
Arts & CultureBooks
Jonathan Malesic
In her new book, Meghan Daum recounts how, despite her unimpeachable feminist and liberal commitments, she came to feel not just wrong, but alienated from a new generation of “extremely online” activists.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jonathan Malesic
JesusOfNaz316 mixes brief prayers with light humor and punchy political jeremiads.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Jonathan Malesic
The partisan divide over the dignity of work comes down to one question: Where does dignity come from? Do jobs give people dignity, or do people give jobs their dignity?
FaithFeatures
Jonathan Malesic
The next few years will be critical to whether or not Catholic higher education can bloom in the desert. If it does, it may provide a vital service to a population that represents the future of the Catholic Church in the United States.
Arts & CultureBooks
Jonathan Malesic

When the essayist Meghan O’Gieblyn was a student at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, a Friday night out meant sidewalk evangelism. She and her friends would draw the plan of salvation on a portable chalkboard, hand out tracts and invite passersby to get saved. O’Gieblyn got few takers. Eventually, she left the school and lost her faith.

Ted Danson plays an avuncular demon in ‘The Good Place’ (photo: NBC).
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jonathan Malesic
What if you could improve yourself after you are dead? This appealing prospect drives two current TV comedies.
Arts & CultureBooks
Jonathan Malesic
Americans work an awful lot. But what are we doing at the jobs we believe are so important?
Ellsworth Kelly’s ‘Austin,’ west facade (photo: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin)
Arts & CultureArt
Jonathan Malesic
Three buildings argue over spirituality, art and public life.