God’s will is as large as a big barn door


This post is part of a symposium on vocation between the Patheos Faith and Work Channel and the Patheos Evangelical Channel. Can I follow God’s will without knowing how I got there? I grew up as the daughter and granddaughter of United Methodist pastors. In my house, we talked about calling a lot. Later, in college and graduate [Read More...]

New Year’s Eve: Eugene Peterson on Vocation

On New Years Eve, 1868, Andrew Carnegie sat alone in his room in the St. Nicholas Hotel in New York. Only 33 years old, he had already been successful beyond his wildest dreams. That year he made $56,110 and had accumulated $400,000 in assets. But his heart was restless. New Years Eve was a time [Read More...]

From the archives: The top ten pain points people face at work


These come to us from Doug Spada at WorkLife.org. You can read more about them and their resources in this post here on MISSION:WORK. TOP 10 PAIN POINTS PEOPLE FACE AT WORK Compiled from surveys of over 6000 workers just like you. 1. I am unable to manage my time without being distracted by unfocused [Read More...]

Follow my passion where, exactly?


This post originally appeared at OnFaith.  Ask Laura appears every Tuesday at http://www.faithstreet.com/onfaith and  features responses to your questions about religion, relationships, and the mess they often create. You can submit questions to Laura via Twitter (@lkoturner) or email her at asklaura@faithstreet.com. By Laura Turner Dear Laura, I graduated from a college a few years ago and after a [Read More...]

Can you follow your calling by standing still?


By Medi Volpe I should be writing about tenderness. (Apologies @NDLiturgyCenter…) Or I should be washing Anna’s hair. But I’m not. I’m here. And that’s precisely the point. I am here. I know that this shouldn’t come as a shock, but it occurred to me (finally) today that God doesn’t call us to a vocation [Read More...]

From the archives: 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...]