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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Exposing college students to vocation: a case study

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By Elaine Bernius An exploration of God’s calling on everyone’s life was at the center of a bold new initiative at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) this academic year. In fall 2014, over 750 first-time undergraduates arrived on campus nine days before classes began, significantly extending the former three-day orientation. During that extra week, incoming freshmen [Read More...]


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Let your life speak: how to understand your vocational call

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How do you discern your vocational path? How do you decide what your contribution to the world will be? What is your vocational calling? These are big questions. How we understand our work and the contribution we make to the world is vital from our earliest days of vocational discernment on through adulthood. It is [Read More...]


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