Next steps and resources for church leaders

We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! A first step for a pastor or lay leader who wants to lead their people in a [Read More...]

How do we understand our work in the light of our faith?

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We’re returning to our occasional series of posts on work and vocation (linked at the bottom of this post) in Christian history by Faith and Work Channel senior editor and Christian History magazine senior editor Chris Armstrong. Enjoy! Work as a graced activity benefiting all I do think that the best place to start in [Read More...]

Do Legos matter to God?

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By Dan Anderson “Everything is awesome. Everything is cool when you’re part of a team. Everything is awesome when we’re living our dream!” If you have kids or grandkids and have seen the Lego Movie, you probably hate me right now for getting that crazy theme song stuck in your head again! But there’s a [Read More...]

Martin Luther King Jr. on the Blueprint of Life

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“What is your life’s blueprint?” Six months before he was murdered, Martin Luther King delivered a short but exceptionally insightful address on this question. As we remember him this Martin Luther King Day, this speech ought to be remembered alongside his more famous addresses. In just 563 words, delivered at Barratt Junior High School in [Read More...]

Following a distinctive call

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This interview with Greg Forster is part of a symposium on vocation between the Patheos Faith and Work Channel and the Patheos Evangelical Channel. How would you define vocation? I think of vocation as the imperative God places upon us, and nurtures within us, to live all of life in ways that glorify him. We find this imperative operating [Read More...]

God’s will is as large as a big barn door

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This post is part of a symposium on vocation between the Patheos Faith and Work Channel and the Patheos Evangelical Channel. Can I follow God’s will without knowing how I got there? I grew up as the daughter and granddaughter of United Methodist pastors. In my house, we talked about calling a lot. Later, in college and graduate [Read More...]


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