How to choose a career: Advice from a Puritan pastor

Just because there’s a market for a particular line of work doesn’t mean we should do it for a career. The question Baxter makes us ask is strange for modern ears: is this job honorable? Read more

How is failure part of life?

What happens when your journey takes you to unexpected places? Read more

Christians are expected to work

Christians are not necessarily expected to earn money, but to work to support themselves, their families, and the church and community. Read more

Vocation: the holy grail of corporate America

Five hundred billion dollars. That’s how much economists estimate the US economy loses every year due to employee disengagement. Read more

Vocation-driven church

“I deeply believe the church’s work in the world, beyond liturgy and evangelism, involves empowering one another to take up our vocations for Christ.” (Charlie Self) Read more

Blooming where you are planted

“You can “bloom” whether you work in a secular or Christian setting. It’s imperative that we stop thinking that “full time Christian service” is more godly than being a banker, a veterinarian, an engineer, a scientist or a [fill in the blank with your vocation].” Read more

“Catching Fire” and the call to freedom

In Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins suggests that however a tyranny exercises its dominion–through pleasure or oppression–under the right circumstances conscience will inevitably spur some to rise up for the sake of the freedom that God demands from us all. Read more

God’s call to Moses

God’s call to Moses came while Moses was at work. The account of how this happened contains six elements that form a pattern evident in the lives of other leaders and prophets in the Bible. It is instructive to examine this call narrative and to consider its implications for us today, especially in the context of our work. Read more

Offering God the products of human labor

The items we produce—leather and cloth, dishes and plates, construction materials, lesson plans, financial forecasts, and all the rest—are priestly items. The work we do—washing clothes, growing crops, raising children and every other form of legitimate work—is priestly service to God. Read more

Work as worship

Pastors, missionaries and evangelists have a call from God. What about you? Can you work in a factory, office, school, store and have a call from God, too? If you do your job with the same kind of passion, skill, and hard work that your pastor does their job, maybe your work is really a kind of worship. Read more


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