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...]

“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...]

What’s the story of your life?

One of the goals of the Patheos Faith & Work Channel is to bring good things to light – good things going on in the faith & work conversation. Here’s one that we got a sneak peek at, at Steve Garber’s Come & See conference in Washington DC this week. Garber’s Washington Institute for Faith, [Read More...]

Longing, ambition, and the life of faith

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This interview from The Gospel Coalition’s “TGCvocations column” caught our eye recently, since the book it talks about is one of the monthly features in the Patheos Book Club this month. Every week over at TGC Bethany Jenkins talks to someone about how they are living out their faith through their work.  A few weeks [Read More...]

“Christ plays in ten thousand places”

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Today, a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins that touched me about the way God calls each of us to become more fully who we are–and how Christ is always present with us, in us, and in the lives of those we meet. (Sorry to those of you who aren’t poetry fans. We try to be [Read More...]


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