Which is a higher calling: building churches or building fences?

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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. (You can read the first one here.)  Here a pastor and former fence-builder reflects on the differences between the two callings. By Jonathan Huddleston My first day of building fences, my boss took his workers aside during break. He [Read More...]

Why you should study philosophy, even if you’re a plumber

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Recently Scott Samuelson, a community college professor, posted an article at The Atlantic under the provocative title “Why I teach Plato to Plumbers.”  His argument is mainly about the importance of opening study of the liberal arts to all people, but it has important implications for integrating faith and work.  He writes, Once, when I [Read More...]


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