I have a new book on vocation that has just come out: Working for Our Neighbor: A Lutheran Primer on Vocation, Economics, and Ordinary Life.
The Acton Institute is interested, among other things, in the interplay between faith, work, and economics. Towards that end, the think tank has been publishing a series of books looking at those issues from the perspective of various religious traditions. Acton has published “primers,” really monographs (short books), from the Reformed, Wesleyan, Baptist, and Pentecostal point of view. They needed someone to write a Lutheran primer on the subject, so they asked me.
Lutheran theology and spirituality has a great deal to say about such things, centering in the doctrine of vocation, which I have been writing about (see this and this). In researching and writing this book, I got into some other facets of vocation that I hadn’t explored before. [Read more…]