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...]

God has been calling all of us all along

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From our friends at Christian History Institute comes a wonderful new resource: an issue of Christian History Magazine on vocation and calling from Biblical times to our own day: Did you know that dramatic calls by God in the Bible are actually pretty rare? That the early church refused to baptize actors unless they quit the [Read More...]

Three things dessert can tell you about God

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Besides making me hungry, this recent post by Bethany Jenkins at the Gospel Coalition was also good food for thought.  It’s the introduction to a series TGC ran over there a couple of months ago about what pastry chefs do and what God has to do with it:  (1) theological framework, (2) food sourcing, (3) consumer [Read More...]

Come and see Jesus

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So here we are at the “Come and See” conference hosted by Steve Garber’s Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture. And Steve opens up the conference by explaining to us the interesting title of the conference (with words to this effect – I don’t guarantee this is verbatim, though I use quotation marks): “My [Read More...]

“Come and see” Vocation conference; we’re coming and seeing for you

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Today your humble scribe and the Faith and Work channel’s senior editor Chris Armstrong are at The Washington Institute’s “Come and See” conference. We’re going to try to keep you up to date on the action. Stay tuned here, on Facebook, and Twitter for updates! [Read more...]

“Christ plays in ten thousand places”

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Today, a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins that touched me about the way God calls each of us to become more fully who we are–and how Christ is always present with us, in us, and in the lives of those we meet. (Sorry to those of you who aren’t poetry fans. We try to be [Read More...]


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