Don’t Worry, Be Thankful: Eucharisteo with Ann Voskamp


by Glynn Young My first conversation with Ann Voskamp was at Laity Lodge near Kerrville, Texas. Writers and editors for The High Calling were having a late night get-together. Looking for something to drink, I walked into the kitchen and smack-dab into a spirited conversation about national health care. Ann turned to me and rather passionately asked, [Read More...]

Praying for Those Who Hurt Us


by Mark D. Roberts “Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.” Luke 6:28 When Jesus calls us to love our enemies, we might wonder what that really means in practice. Surely, we’re not to get all warm and fuzzy when we think about those who seek to hurt us. That’s our [Read More...]

A Long Nose for Anger

by Al Hsu A few weeks ago my family moved, and we went online to reserve a moving truck. They were supposed to call us the day before our move to let us know where to pick up the truck. They never called. We tried several different numbers and offices, but no one could help [Read More...]

Learning Twice


I’ve been called lots of names in my life. One of my favorites is “the unlikely missionary.” I like that one because of what it says about who I am and where I’ve come from. It also happens to be the title of my first book. Many who know me wonder what’s so unlikely about me [Read More...]

The Five Biggest Career Mistakes Christians Make

by J. B. Wood For years I was stuck in a mindset that placed an irrationally high value on ministry while under-appreciating God’s interest in using my talents, skills, and interests to pursue His kingdom in a variety of alternate forms. God has created a pretty big world out there, but many of us Christians [Read More...]

Interview with David Ratcliffe: Chairman, President, and CEO of Southern Company

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by Marcus Goodyear David Ratcliffe is the chairman, president, and CEO of Southern Company, one of the largest electrical companies in America. After decades of service, Mr. Ratcliffe retired in December 2010. He was gracious enough to speak with us about the high calling of his daily work. Have you learned any insights about God from [Read More...]

Grow Up!

by Mark D. Roberts Ephesians 4:11-16 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God [Read More...]

Learning Across Generations


by Deidra Riggs It’s hot, so I stand under the awning at the back of the church where the sun can’t scorch the tops of my shoulders and the crown of my head. Two friends have invited me to join them for RibFest and let’s be honest here, what meat-eating woman passes up RibFest? My [Read More...]

Abundance in a World of Choices

by David Rupert I was sent out on a short-term mission trip to the grocery store. “It won’t take long,” she promised. Her head tilted just so and her eyes firing rapid blinks. “Pick up some apples and I’ll make a pie.” How could I resist? The male double-helix shopping code is to “get in [Read More...]

The Integrity Test


by Robb Redman I once watched pastor and author Erwin McManus use a banana and a watermelon to demonstrate how integrity works. Peeling the banana and slicing open the watermelon, Pastor McManus explained that in fruit, the inside fulfills what the outside suggests. Fruit displays integrity. In people, on the other hand, the inside-outside consistency [Read More...]