Redeeming Work: Los Angeles

LA is a gateway to many cultures. From the silver screen to the diverse communities within Los Angeles’ 119 neighborhoods, the city is a unique perspective on meaningful engagement, impact, and work. In September 2015, the LJ Live team will bring together speakers, local pastors and ministry practitioners to examine what “career as calling” really [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...]

From the archives: Blooming where you are planted

“You can “bloom” whether you work in a secular or Christian setting. It’s imperative that we stop thinking that “full time Christian service” is more godly than being a banker, a veterinarian, an engineer, a scientist or a [fill in the blank with your vocation].” [Read more...]

From the archives: Made to make

Why do we all have “coursing through our veins, the desire to make something from nothing”? [Read more...]

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Doing What You Love, What Scares You, and What Brings You Peace

A Monday roundup of great articles that are worth your time to read, ponder, share, or even argue with.  This week’s list: Why You Should Start Before You’re Ready: Advice on how to do things that scare you.  Lots more interesting articles on working with passion, and other resources, at the blog this comes from, [Read More...]