Identity and Belonging – At Work?

Over at Fieldnotes, Gideon Strauss is recounting some of his own remarkable vocational history – starting with his work as a conscientious objector under apartheid in South Africa – and reflecting on identity and belonging at work: In my late teens I made a conscientious objection against serving in the military of apartheid South Africa, and as a [Read More...]

A Fisherman’s Personality Profile

Over at The High Calling, Jen Hanno Sandbulte reminds us that the disciples weren’t in leadership positions or fancy jobs when Jesus found them: they were fisherman, and tax collectors, and so on: If you think about a fisherman’s personality profile, I’m guessing you might find many who were introverts. When Jesus found these three [Read More...]

Business Imitates God

This via The High Calling: the theologian Wayne Grudem helps us understand some of the ways that business glorifies God through imitating him: . . . worship, evangelism, giving, and faith . . . are excellent ways to glorify God and working in a business provides many opportunities for glorifying God in these ways. But they [Read More...]

You Can’t Think Your Way To God

Christianity Today has published an interview with my friend James K.A. Smith, the philosopher, editor of Comment, and writer of many books, including two that I use in my classes: Desiring the Kingdom and Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?. The title — and Jamie’s argument — is that you can’t think your way to God. The embodied liturgies and [Read More...]


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