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October 11, 2013
Duty and Vocation
Reflecting on the beards of the Red Sox made me think about the Victorians and...
September 02, 2013
The Protestant work ethic
Our post in honor of Vocation Day, which used to be called Labor Day. ....
July 24, 2013
Books on Faith and Work
The doctrine of vocation, though neglected for a long time, is coming back in force. ...
July 02, 2013
The Lutheran Theology of Culture
On the LCMS website, looking for an address, I saw prominently featured an article or...
June 14, 2013
A great conversation about vocation
A Lutheran, a Calvinist, and a Baptist walk into a bar. . . and start...
May 07, 2013
Journalism & vocation
Mollie Hemingway, who shamed the mainstream press into covering the Kermit Gosnell abortion mill murder...
May 03, 2013
“Radical,” “missional” Christianity as the new legalism
The esteemed Anthony Bradley describes a "new legalism" stemming from the vogue of so-called "radical"...
April 25, 2013
Lutherans, Calvinists, & Evangelicals on vocation
Tim Keller, the well-respected pastor of Redeemer Prebyterian Church in New York, City, has written...
April 17, 2013
Easter and Vocation
In the sermon for the third Sunday of Easter, based on John 21:1-19, in which...
April 11, 2013
Sanctification and Vocation
The estimable Anthony Sacramone has been carrying on a fascinating and helpful discussion (in two...
April 05, 2013
Finding Your Vocation in College
Anthony Sacramone asked me to write something on "How to Find Your Vocation in College"...
April 03, 2013
The vocation of garbage collectors
I have always admired garbage collectors. Their work is hard and dirty, but essential, and...
March 22, 2013
Morality and economics
Economist Steven Pearlstein has published an article in the Washington Post entitled "Is capitalism moral?" ...
March 19, 2013
Satan’s ordinary attacks
We often think of the Christian life in terms of spectacular events and experiences, but...
March 14, 2013
Lent and Vocation
Daniel Siedell, in the course of discussing the Russian film The Passion of Andrei Rublev...
March 08, 2013
Leaving a vocation
In yesterday's post about some cardinals complaining about Pope Benedict XVI leaving his calling, I...
February 08, 2013
Your boring job
The blogger who goes by the name of Josephus Flavius quotes the 20th century Orthodox...
January 23, 2013
“Public displays” of faith
Mollie Hemingway writes about the way the media addresses the late Stan Musial's religion. Most...
October 22, 2012
Vocation as sacramental
A paragraph from a piece by Peter Berger, via Anthony Sacramone: The Lutheran understanding of...
October 11, 2012
Is the purpose of work leisure?
The New York Times published an online column arguing that the purpose of work is...
September 24, 2012
The boundary between work and home
A growing number of companies are telling employees to stop using electronics to work even...
September 03, 2012
Vocation Day reading
Happy Vocation Day! It was formerly known as Labor Day, but this blog has crusaded...
August 20, 2012
A security guard fulfills his vocation
Joe Carter, who used to work for the Family Research Center, looks at the security...
July 06, 2012
Lucas Cranach, cover story
The cover of Books & Culture, the Christian culture journal, features Lucas Cranach, and the...
June 12, 2012
Luther the detective: Getting your hands dirty
Luther is the acclaimed British crime drama now available to Americans on BBC America. Here...
June 11, 2012
Luther the detective: Vocation
There is a TV show on BBC called Luther about a British police investigator, a...
April 04, 2012
That eye-on-the-object look
W. H. Auden--another major poet who converted to Christianity--has written perceptively about vocation. This is...
April 03, 2012
Luther and the Euro crisis
From Lutheranism to its depths to Lutheranism in its shallows. . . The BBC, of...
March 26, 2012
Are some vocations off-limits for Christians?
We discussed David Brooks's column wondering if Christians should ever be professional athletes as did...
March 19, 2012
Can sports be a vocation?
David Brooks argues that the nature of competitive sports is in conflict with Christianity and,...
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