Great new post at Leadership Journal on seeing all of life as holy

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In an article called “My Three Seasons of Faith and Work”, pastor Matthew Woodley opens up about how he came to a holistic understanding of faith and work after some quite obvious wrong turns.  He divides his ministry into three “seasons”: The “naive engagement” of his first pastorate, where he immersed himself in small-town culture: [Read More...]

Can you follow your calling by standing still?

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By Medi Volpe I should be writing about tenderness. (Apologies @NDLiturgyCenter…) Or I should be washing Anna’s hair. But I’m not. I’m here. And that’s precisely the point. I am here. I know that this shouldn’t come as a shock, but it occurred to me (finally) today that God doesn’t call us to a vocation [Read More...]

“Have I no harvest but a thorn to let me blood?”

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Since our last poem in this space turned out to be surprisingly popular, here’s another of my favorites about those times when following one’s calling seems difficult.  This poem has been interpreted as Herbert’s wrestling with his own calling of being a priest, and much of the imagery speaks to that. But it has something [Read More...]

“Who are you,” not just “What do you do?”

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The “Come & See” conference this week in Washington, DC was not just a place to glimpse the networks of interesting people and vocations connected to leader Steve Garber – it was also a place to hear how a newly vibrant focus on work and vocation is already permeating churches nationwide. From two members of [Read More...]


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