Repairing the world

Originally published at the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture. Tikkun olam. There were times this week I felt like I was walking through the day trying to repair the world. One morning I put on worn-out jeans and painted in my son David’s house in Anacostia. After some years of dreaming and working [Read More...]

Called to covenant: an excerpt from the book Visions of Vocation

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This excerpt from Steve Garber’s book  Visions of Vocation is reprinted here with the kind permission of InterVarsity Press.  Stay tuned as we continue to occasionally publish excerpts from the book here at Visions of Vocation the blog.  And get the book from IVP at this link! If at the core of the calling to be [Read More...]

All of learning. All of labor. All of life.

“Es como el sagrado sacramento!” At the turn of the 18th-century, Gabriel Moraga led the first expedition across the hills from what we now call the San Francisco Bay area into the northern end of the San Joaquin Valley. Seeing the bright blue sky, the flower-filled meadows, the high mountains to the east, and the [Read More...]

Caritas and the common good

Originally published at the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture. “What is the common good? “We could, with meaning and richness and depth, ask: what is caritas? But to answer that question, we have to come back into the very reason for being of a university like Cal, and of its origins in Bishop Berkeley musings [Read More...]

Merry Michelmas (or, what do angels have to do with work?)

Posted on September 30, 2014 by Laura Merzig Fabrycky at the Washington Institute blog, Missio. As one of the defining features of Missio,the editors of and contributors to this blog have sought to be mindful of the rhythms of the church calendar while writing about vocation. This has not always been an easy task, nor at first glance an altogether intuitive one, but the discipline has proven to [Read More...]

[AUDIO] Vocation is mission

Today we simply want to give you links to some wonderful talks by members of the Washington Institute on vocation, as found in the Vocation as Mission section of the institute’s webpage. Listen and be blessed! “Calling & Constraint”  - Kate Harris Most Christians desire to know God and understand His call on their life, but [Read More...]

Assuming coherence

Conceptual congruity. Recently I spent a couple hours in a Google Hangout with several people in Chicago, taking part in a dissertation proposal meeting, hoping on hope that one day a PhD will be granted for the completion of good work well done. I was asked to participate because the student has drawn on ideas [Read More...]

More thoughts about Visions of Vocation

We’ve found another great review of Visions of Vocation courtesy of the “Bob on Books” blog maintained by Robert C. Trube.  We don’t know Bob, but he has this to say about himself: My life’s passion has been to connect the love of learning and the love of God and I have focused my work in [Read More...]


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