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 August 2015, the LJ Live team will bring together speakers, local pastors and ministry practioners to examine what “career as calling” really [Read More...]

Teach us to want

Today, we’re simply featuring a friendly reminder that a great book about faith, desire, and vocation, Jen Pollock Michel’s Teach Us to Want, is being featured for a few more days at the Patheos Book Club (until August 15.)  We featured an interview with Jen by Bethany Jenkins of The Gospel Coalition a couple of weeks [Read More...]

God has many kinds of servants (says Martin Luther)

This is one more excerpt from our friends at Christian History Institute and their great new issue of Christian History about work, calling, and vocation in the history of the church.  (The deadline to sign up and get a copy is ⇒TODAY⇐, and you can do that here.) In 1530 Martin Luther wrote a treatise, “On Keeping Children in School”–ironically, arguing [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...]

Jobs you couldn’t do in the early church. Really.

This comes via our friends at Christian History Institute and their great new issue of Christian History about work, calling, and vocation in the history of the church.  (You have until August 9 to sign up and get a copy, which you can do here.)  One of the articles spotlights all the jobs which early Christians found [Read More...]

How does God guide college students?

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Much of this recent blog post by Stephen Rankin, the chaplain at Southern Methodist University, is about what it means to be a church-related school….if that doesn’t mean required chapel, or having a certain number of trustees come from a certain denomination, but something bigger: But this description tells us next to nothing about the [Read More...]


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