Whatever You Do

Today’s guest post comes from Mona Lee, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between faith, vocation and work. It seems that there is this tendency that Christians somehow learn to separate the work of God and regular everyday work. Personally I am unsure of where we learned this; maybe [Read More...]

Just Work

Today’s guest post comes from Abbie Borchers, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between faith, vocation and work. NPR reported a story out of Japan a recently: sixty years ago two boys–one born to a rich family, the other to a poor family–were switched at birth. One boy grew [Read More...]

Gladys, Starbucks, and Steve: Finding Calling in the Unemployment Generation

Today’s guest post comes from Bonnie Kristian, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between faith, vocation and work. There’s a meme I enjoy called “Old Economy Steve.” It’s a high school photo of a kid from the 70s with a zitty face and a future marked by an affordable [Read More...]

Establishing One’s I-ness

Today’s guest post comes from Reggie Robinson, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between faith, vocation and work. What does it mean to be human? Is a human being a soul imprisoned in a body (Plato), an isolated thinking thing (Descartes), consumers that are moved and shaped by an [Read More...]

Wal-Mart & the Neo-American Dream

Today’s guest post comes from Bill Sieben, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between faith, vocation and work. Beginning my recent Theology of Vocation class, I struggled to determine the difference between a Theology of Vocation class vs. a Discipleship Class. What I found is that a Theology of [Read More...]

Mad Science & Youth Mission Trips

Today’s guest post comes from Ryan Braley, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between faith, vocation and work. Youth pastors are kind of like mad scientists. We sit in a lab and experiment with crazy idea after crazy idea searching for better ways to create space for young people [Read More...]

The Work of Christians in the World

Today’s guest post comes from Maurice Williams, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between faith, vocation and work.   The issue of AIDS looms heavily in Africa as well as in Black communities in the United States. It has been reported that AIDS has killed an estimated 25 million [Read More...]

Inertia

Today’s guest post comes from Charles White, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between faith, vocation and work. Inertia, the force that we first learn to associate with physical processes, is also an extremely strong force when we look at vocation. In physics it is defined as the resistance [Read More...]

Christian Work & Money

Today’s guest post comes from Chad Wensink, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between faith, vocation and work. The relationship between Christian work and money continues to be a matter of major concern for Christians who seek to fulfill their God-given calling while managing their finances well. In the [Read More...]

Whistle While You Work

Today’s guest post comes from Laura Schaffer, one of an excellent class of students from Bethel Seminary who recently studied the intersection between faith, vocation and work. Over the last couple of months I have had the opportunity to do some in depth thinking and reflecting on the concept of work in ways that unfortunately I [Read More...]


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