The doctrine of vocation, though neglected for a long time, is coming back in force. Though “vocation” refers to God’s various callings in which we are to love and serve our neighbors and goes far beyond a “job,” it does include what we do to make a living. Quite a few books have come out recently on what is being called the “Faith and Work conversation.” Greg Forster has written a useful review essay online with links to the various titles.
I appreciate what he said about my book on vocation: “Gene Edward Veith’s classic God at Work demonstrates that faith/work integration is indispensable if we wish to uphold the Reformation doctrine of justification by faith alone.”
A classic already? Don’t I have to be dead to have a book attain that status? But I’ll take it. I’m glad Dr. Forster sees what is so often missed: That vocation is connected to justification. [Read more...]