“Career services must die!” Thinking holistically about careers

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Wake Forest University has created a new model of career development that integrates all aspects of a student’s life, including faith and spirituality. This article was first published in Faith & Leadership. When Andy Chan ran the career center at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, he discovered there was a hunger among students to [Read More...]


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How should I choose a career?

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  Today most career counselors and well-meaning friends would respond to this question with: What are you good at? What do you love to do? What’s your personality type? Where do you want to live? What kind of lifestyle do you want? These are good, normal questions. Yet I have to wonder, are the goals [Read More...]


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From patriarch to peasant: how I ended up as a machinist and not a minister

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Here’s another post in an occasional series about blue-collar work and meaning that we’re running here on MISSION:WORK. Read the other posts here: “Does blue-collar work have any meaning?” , “Which is a higher calling: building churches or building fences?”, “The craftsman and her environment,”  “The faith and work conversation we’re NOT having,” “Voices from [Read More...]


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A seminary president sits down with a facilities worker to talk faith and work

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By Andrew Spencer There are only two people with permanent, personally designated parking spots on the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. As you would expect, one is for the president, Dr. Danny Akin. The other spot is for Mr. Eugene Smith, the 88 year-old man who works for facilities. Mr. Eugene, as he is [Read More...]


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Giving voice to our vocational callings

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  This post comes to us from Duke Divinity School’s magazine Faith & Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.  By Nathan Kirkpatrick For most of the 40 of us, it was our first exam in seminary. There had been papers, certainly, quizzes too, but on that surprisingly steamy October morning, we took [Read More...]


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Live well, do good, be true

By Byron Borger This post originally appeared at the blog Booknotes. It is from the book Serious Dreams, a collection of commencement speeches. LIVE WELL, DO GOOD, BE TRUE: AN INTRODUCTION Here is my long introduction to Serious Dreams.  There was one more set of edits after this version, but this edition is handy for [Read More...]

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