Considering vocation and trusting God

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By Steve Harper Living vocationally does not mean living with certainty as much as it means living with trust–trust that God can use us in more than one way, and faith that the current way is an acceptable one. Thomas Merton reflected often about his vocation, writing once in his journal, “Why am I always [Read More...]

Happy Vocation Day!

Just ran into this neat post by Gene Veith over at his blog, Cranach, on why we celebrate Labor Day. (Hey, this is a blog about faith and work, so you expected a lot of posts on Labor Day, right?) Most people probably don’t know what they are celebrating on Labor Day–”something about Unions”–but we [Read More...]

Teach us to want

Today, we’re simply featuring a friendly reminder that a great book about faith, desire, and vocation, Jen Pollock Michel’s Teach Us to Want, is being featured for a few more days at the Patheos Book Club (until August 15.)  We featured an interview with Jen by Bethany Jenkins of The Gospel Coalition a couple of weeks [Read More...]

God has many kinds of servants (says Martin Luther)

This is one more excerpt from our friends at Christian History Institute and their great new issue of Christian History about work, calling, and vocation in the history of the church.  (The deadline to sign up and get a copy is ⇒TODAY⇐, and you can do that here.) In 1530 Martin Luther wrote a treatise, “On Keeping Children in School”–ironically, arguing [Read More...]

Jobs you couldn’t do in the early church. Really.

This comes via our friends at Christian History Institute and their great new issue of Christian History about work, calling, and vocation in the history of the church.  (You have until August 9 to sign up and get a copy, which you can do here.)  One of the articles spotlights all the jobs which early Christians found [Read More...]

How does God guide college students?

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Much of this recent blog post by Stephen Rankin, the chaplain at Southern Methodist University, is about what it means to be a church-related school….if that doesn’t mean required chapel, or having a certain number of trustees come from a certain denomination, but something bigger: But this description tells us next to nothing about the [Read More...]


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