To Fly, Fly Away…

“You must live in the place that is the station of your labor and your love. Down there in the swaying forests, the dark sleeping fields, the cold barren lands, and the cities of man, where the indestructible, the faithful, the true are needed.” Several weeks ago when I began packing for Central Europe, I [Read More…]

Scrooge’s Question to Us

“If these shadows remain unaltered by the future….” Of all the scenes in A Christmas Carol, the visit of Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present with the Cratchit family, is perhaps the tenderest. It is, after all, where we hear Tiny Tim say, inimitably, “God bless us, everyone!” So very human, full of hopes and heartaches [Read More…]

Far as the Curse is Found

All of us have antennae. We watch for things, hoping that what we see and hear is more truthful than not. And when we sense that something is being said that is not quite true, we cringe; we may even cry out in dismay or disgust. I am that way about Christmas. While I love [Read More…]

Who Are We, Anyway?

“What are the Japanese peasants looking for in me? These people who live and work and die like beasts find for the first time in our teaching a path in which they can cast away the fetters that bind them…. for a long time they have lived in resignation to such a fate.” The Washington [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…]

A new review of Visions of Vocation

Many of you already know of Byron Borger’s brilliant book review blog, Hearts and Minds Booknotes.  It’s part of a truly different Christian bookstore, Hearts and Minds, which tries to serve serious readers and serious Christians: Welcome to a bookstore which attempts to create a new space for serious, reflective readers. Unabashedly Christian, we are often [Read More…]

Wonder women?

Kate Fowler Harris, executive director of the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture, has recently released a new book in Barna’s “Frames” series about modern women trying to balance faith, career, and family: “You can be anything you want, child.” It’s a message of empowerment and it’s beautiful. But, as many of those young [Read More…]

A few more reviews of Visions of Vocation

We’re always happy to run into evidence that people are reading and enjoying Steve Garber’s Visions of Vocation.  Here’s a recent sampling: Ken Camp, The Baptist Standard: “Garber challenges Christians to embrace realism and “make peace with the proximate,” even while working toward elusive goals. We cannot do everything or achieve all we might desire, but we [Read More…]


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