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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...
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),...
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 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...
January 28, 2015
The military procedural
The American Sniper movie is stirring up big controversy in some circles for supposedly glorifying...
January 19, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr., on Vocation
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, I offer you something he said about vocation:...
January 16, 2015
Symposium on Vocation
As I said in my own contribution, Patheos has put together a symposium on vocation,...
January 15, 2015
The “big questions” of vocation
The Faith and Work channel at Patheos is sponsoring a symposium with other blogs interested...
November 11, 2014
Is being a tightrope walker a Christian vocation?
Nick Wallenda is the tightrope walker who recently walked on a wire--blindfolded--between two skyscrapers in...
September 25, 2014
Vocation and Epistemology
More and more Christians are discovering, or re-discovering, the doctrine of vocation, and the richness...
September 01, 2014
An evangelical pastor discovers vocation
We Lutherans don't go in for "personal testimonies" very much, but after the jump is...
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...
June 20, 2014
The Faith & Work movement
The doctrine of vocation, in its different versions, seems to have come back to Christendom. ...
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...
April 24, 2014
Do Your Duty
I published an article in Tabletalk Magazine about the concept of "duty," tying it via...
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 03, 2014
Lutheranism is not boring–vocation is
For me, growing up in perhaps the blandest version of mainline liberal Protestantism, Lutheranism, far...
December 25, 2013
Christmas giving and Christmas receiving
Merry Christmas, everyone! Consider that receiving gifts is a sign of the Gospel. And giving...
December 11, 2013
Working on Sunday
Daniel A. Siedell relates the Sabbath, the Gospel, and Vocation: Amazon has just announced that...
November 07, 2013
A children’s book on vocation
My daughter, Deaconness Mary Moerbe, has just published a children's book on vocation! Luther was...
November 01, 2013
Becoming the LeBron James of welding
Tip of the hat to my former student Nathan Martin, who is involved with this...
October 28, 2013
Holy Communion, Culture, & Vocation
We often talk about how God works through material elements in the sacraments to convey...
October 28, 2013
What the crises in health care and higher education have in common
Patrick J. Deneen writes about the similarities between the current crises in health care and...
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