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November 06, 2014
Using our military to fight Ebola
Some 1,000 American troops have been sent to Africa to help in the fight against...
October 14, 2014
Nurse in haz-mat gear catches Ebola
A Dallas nurse who cared for Ebola victim Thomas Duncan, who died of the affliction,...
September 25, 2014
Vocation and Epistemology
More and more Christians are discovering, or re-discovering, the doctrine of vocation, and the richness...
September 25, 2014
Lateral military enlistments?
The pattern for enlisting in the military is to sign up in your 20's, then,...
September 15, 2014
Luther on changing a baby’s diaper (rerun)
[Mollie Hemingway's quotation from Luther's "The Estate of Marriage" (1522) reminded me that I blogged...
September 01, 2014
Most people probably don't know what they are celebrating on Labor Day--"something about Unions"--but we...
September 01, 2014
An evangelical pastor discovers vocation
We Lutherans don't go in for "personal testimonies" very much, but after the jump is...
August 18, 2014
The problem with cops in camo
Why would police officers, as in those in Ferguson, Missouri, wear green camoflage jungle fatigues? ...
August 14, 2014
“Greater love hath no man than this. . . .”
Another example of sacrificing yourself for your neighbor: When Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan...
July 29, 2014
Mollie Hemingway: Washington’s coolest scourge
We've linked quite a bit to the work of my friend and friend-of-my-daughters Mollie Hemingway,...
July 21, 2014
Effects of churches that teach vocation?
A Baylor study has found that people who attend churches that teach God's presence in...
July 03, 2014
Unfulfilling work as vocation
The Patheos faith & work channel's blog Mission:Work gave a nice shout-out to us here...
June 20, 2014
The Faith & Work movement
The doctrine of vocation, in its different versions, seems to have come back to Christendom. ...
June 11, 2014
Vocation Bible School
Paul McCain tells me that the 2015 Vacation Bible School curriculum from Concordia Publishing House...
June 05, 2014
The apostolic loser
Last Sunday, our pastor preached on the text about the apostles' lottery for who would...
May 23, 2014
Music of localism and vocation
Thanks to Hillsdale Professor Korey Maas for alerting me to Emily Dunbar, a Lutheran musician...
May 22, 2014
A song about vocation–or is it?
Thanks to Dan Kempin for alerting me to this song "Do Everything" by Contemporary Christian...
May 12, 2014
Our daughter Mary sent her mother this touching, sentimental musical tribute. I would like to...
May 06, 2014
A pastor, a country music artist, & Honky-Tonk Gospel
Some of you know Rev. Eric Andrae, a Lutheran pastor of note in Pittsburgh. He...
April 30, 2014
Back to the social gospel
Hillary Clinton cited her commitment to the "social gospel" in a speech to United Methodists. ...
April 24, 2014
Do Your Duty
I published an article in Tabletalk Magazine about the concept of "duty," tying it via...
April 21, 2014
The best and worst jobs
CareerCast.com has released its annual Jobs Rated report, which ranks 200 jobs according to various...
April 17, 2014
The vocation of a movie critic
Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday "came out," as they say, as a Christian, writing...
April 09, 2014
George Herbert’s struggles with his vocation
We've blogged about Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, who wrote in the London Guardian that the poetry of...
February 18, 2014
Why the family & the church are prior to the state
In the context of a discussion of the movie The Wolf of Wall Street, Dr....
February 10, 2014
Does having kids make you less happy?
Raising kids is hard, stressful, and exhausting. A new book goes so far as to...
February 05, 2014
The good wine
I was struck by something in the Epiphany scripture reading a few Sundays ago, about...
January 20, 2014
At his post 29 years after the war
The Japanese soldier who held out in a Philippine jungle for 29 years after the...
December 25, 2013
Christmas giving and Christmas receiving
Merry Christmas, everyone! Consider that receiving gifts is a sign of the Gospel. And giving...
December 17, 2013
Armwrestling and vocation
A Lutheran pastor, Guntars Baikovs, originally from Latvia but a St. Louis seminary Ph.D., has...
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