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March 28, 2016
My new book on vocation is out
I have a new book on vocation that has just come out: Working for Our...
March 11, 2016
Steven Peterson sent me a link to an article by the Reformed theologian Richard J....
March 10, 2016
Chaplains in the workplace
A number of companies in the United States and other countries are providing chaplains for their employees....
March 09, 2016
Of Christian t-shirts and vocation
R. J. Grunewald offers a stimulating critique of Christian T-shirts, movies, and music on the...
March 08, 2016
Vocation of a fast food worker
Like a lot of people in this economy, my former student Stephen Williams is "underemployed"...
March 07, 2016
Making America great again through vocation
Mark Hemingway excoriates the left's denigration of work and says that the lack of respect...
February 09, 2016
The vocation of a teenager
Vocation is in the here and now, and it's something all Christians have. It doesn't...
February 04, 2016
Can you be pro-life and pro-gun?
Evangelical pastor Rob Schenck criticizes his fellow conservative Christians for being knee-jerk 2nd Amendment supporters,...
January 26, 2016
Gordon Lightfoot’s vocation
The London Telegraph interviewed songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, who reflected on his life and career. We...
December 30, 2015
The vocation of being an advocate for the dead
An article on the real-life doctor featured in the movie Concussion says quite a bit...
December 29, 2015
Donald Trump as an evangelical
Donald Trump is calling himself an "evangelical." Christian columnist Michael Gerson discusses that self-identification, in...
December 21, 2015
Christmas and Vocation
One thing you learn from the doctrine of vocation is that the Christian life includes...
December 01, 2015
Still not getting Vocation
Our newspaper publishes Billy Graham's Q&A column. Here is a recent question from Mrs. K....
November 11, 2015
“Conscience,” “calling,” and the new pastoral counseling
More from Terry Mattingly's column about the new Protestant-like role of "conscience" in liberal Catholicism: ...
November 11, 2015
Freebies for Veterans Day
On this Veterans Day, let us honor those who served in the military not by...
October 20, 2015
How God preserves His church
We were on our own for several days in Copenhagen, so on Sunday we attended...
September 25, 2015
The Pope’s sermon to America
Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress, taking the opportunity to preach against tenets...
September 11, 2015
Covetousness and idolatry
In our Bible class last Sunday, in which we are studying the hymns of Martin...
September 07, 2015
Labor & Leisure
Labor Day heralds the end of summer vocations. Now the Fall begins and it's back...
August 27, 2015
Sanctified by marriage and children
Rev. Bruce Timm reflects on how his wife and children have made him a better...
August 14, 2015
Vocation and dissidence
“You do not become a 'dissident' just because you decide one day to take up...
August 11, 2015
Who really played the music
If you grew up in the 1960's or 1970's, if you love the music of...
July 30, 2015
Jesus walking on the water
We had a great sermon last Sunday on Jesus walking on the water (Mark 6:45-56),...
May 19, 2015
The World Beyond Your Head
Matthew Crawford, a philosopher who has found wisdom in being a motorcycle mechanic, is the...
April 14, 2015
New video on vocation
The Christian History Institute has put out a two-part video on vocation. It's called Going...
March 27, 2015
The sacrifice of Christians
Rev. Adam Roe, in the series on vocation at MissionWork, discusses the concept of "sacrifice"...
March 21, 2015
What’s the difference between pastors and laypeople?
Rev. Adam Roe, in his series on vocation at Mission: Work, observes that Philip Melanchthon,...
March 18, 2015
Super-Christians & vows against vocation
In the second in Mission Work's series on a Lutheran perspective on faith & work,...
March 13, 2015
Priesthood of all believers and vocation
The blog Mission Work, which focuses on faith, work, and economics, is hosting a series...
March 11, 2015
The higher calling of corporate mission statements
Thanks to David Bergquist for alerting me to an article in the Wall Street Journal...
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