Let your life speak: how to understand your vocational call


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...]

Can people who hate their job find meaning in their work?


By Trevor Lee I had the opportunity to attend a Leadership Journal event called Redeeming Work, which focused on the meaning and importance of our work as image bearers of God. Events like this focus on the idea of vocation, which is our call into every part of life, not just the job we get paid for. [Read More...]

Coltrane and calling: a message for jazz appreciation month


By Caroline Cross April in the District of Columbia is a magical time of year. Washington welcomes a cloud of pink petals amidst the blooming cherry trees at the tidal basin. Signs of spring aside, April also holds another reason to celebrate. The month is commemorated as Jazz Appreciation Month. This singularly American genre of [Read More...]

Go, lovely rose #MothersDay


Back with a poem for a holiday (what did you expect?) This time, since we have several great posts about Mothers’ Day on the Faith and Work Channel (at Oikonomia and Profession of Faith), I’m just going to share with you my mother’s favorite poem.   You can make the faith and work/whole-life discipleship/vocation applications yourself. [Read More...]

[VIDEO]Faith, work, and the Boston Marathon bombing

After her harrowing experience at the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, a marketing executive chose to leave her job and employ her skills on behalf of artisans in developing nations. Here’s her story: Originally published at the blog Made to Flourish. [Read more...]

A slow leak


By Mike Coyner Recently the left rear tire on my car starting losing air. My car has a warning light to let me know when a tire is low on air pressure, so each time the warning light came on I would stop at a gas station and put some more air into the tire. [Read More...]