Taking advantage of vocation

Charles Mathewes, a professor at UVA, recently wrote for Inside Higher Ed about vocation, calling, and work. His advice is specific to professors, but I think this is applicable far beyond that field! But ironically the difficulty everyone faces seems, to me at least, interestingly similar: we all face an inability to distinguish between different [Read More...]

“You Didn’t Buy A Big Enough House”

At The High Calling, Sam Van Eman looks at one of the barriers to the integration of faith and work: money. As a young professional working in a law firm, one of the older partners said, “Carl, you didn’t buy a big enough house.” “What do you mean?” he asked. “Well,” the partner replied, “I [Read More...]

In Sickness, In Health

I spotted two articles recently about vocation . . . and illness. At Good Letters, Paige Eve Chant wrote about “how to write in a sick person’s body“: At first, I thought I might keep it a secret, this new disease, because privacy is a long-lost treasure in this world. I was eager to set [Read More...]

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...]


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