Knowing what you know, what are you going to do?

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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!   Over the years I have read and reread [Walker] Percy’s work, [Read More...]

C. S. Lewis and the tears of God

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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! We all cry— but what is important here is why we cry [Read More...]

How to keep on keeping on

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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! In my dropped-out years in the early 1970s, I spent a year [Read More...]

“What wonder have you done to me?”

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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! Sometimes it seems as if I have spent my life welcoming new [Read More...]

What Makes a Good Life?

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Sometimes words write themselves on our hearts. I still remember a conversation with a friend whom we had invited to join us for lunch, and we were talking about anything and everything. He was one of the bright lights of life: very smart, very personable, very gifted. “Sometimes I feel like 16 different people.” A [Read More...]

Frail people that we are

Originally posted at the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture. I still remember feeling really sick. So I decided to call off my trip for the week, and just get in bed—with “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens. While I was feeling horrible, there was a pleasure in entering into the imaginative world of Dickens [Read More...]

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...]

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...]


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