God has been calling all of us all along

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From our friends at Christian History Institute comes a wonderful new resource: an issue of Christian History Magazine on vocation and calling from Biblical times to our own day: Did you know that dramatic calls by God in the Bible are actually pretty rare? That the early church refused to baptize actors unless they quit the [Read More...]

Sometimes heaven meets earth in a hamburger: more from “Come and See”

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Is there a Christian way to make and sell hamburgers? Meet Hans Hess, founder/owner of Elevation Burger. The “Come and See” conference of this past week became a “taste and see” event when we headed for Hans’s burger joint down the street from The Falls Church Anglican Church’s original site, on S. Washington St. in [Read More...]

Is money power?

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A new post from Greg Forster over at the Kern Pastors Network blog asks us to think about that question.  Greg is responding to the “widespread chatter” about a recent book on capitalism by Thomas Piketty (we talked about the book a few weeks ago in this very space.) Greg begins by noting, The widespread [Read More...]

Three things dessert can tell you about God

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Besides making me hungry, this recent post by Bethany Jenkins at the Gospel Coalition was also good food for thought.  It’s the introduction to a series TGC ran over there a couple of months ago about what pastry chefs do and what God has to do with it:  (1) theological framework, (2) food sourcing, (3) consumer [Read More...]

“Who are you,” not just “What do you do?”

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The “Come & See” conference this week in Washington, DC was not just a place to glimpse the networks of interesting people and vocations connected to leader Steve Garber – it was also a place to hear how a newly vibrant focus on work and vocation is already permeating churches nationwide. From two members of [Read More...]

Hope for a better integration between faith and work

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One great thing about this week’s Come & See Conference at Steve Garber’s Washington Institute of Faith, Vocation, and Culture was the people it brought together – each with a heart to bring churches, colleges, seminaries, and individuals into a fuller sense of vocation – of ordinary work as God meant it to be. Steve [Read More...]


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