A worldview. A mentor. A community.

Originally posted in August 2014.  I still remember the day when I first saw that there were identifiable habits of heart that marked people who kept at it, who over time sustained their deepest convictions about life and the world as they lived in the world. Over several years I had been listening to people [Read More...]

Come and see

“Come and see!” It seems that all week I have been thinking about those words. For a few days I heard them from my granddaughter Magdalena, her three-year old self eager to have the adults in her little world “come and see” what she was doing. One morning she and I spent an hour or [Read More...]

A pilgrim in the ruins

“You can get all A’s and still flunk life.” Most weeks I have reason to remember these wise words from Walker Percy; they are a warning lurking around the corner of everyone’s heart. And this week is no exception, especially because it was in the mountains of North Carolina that they came to life in [Read More...]

A new review of Visions of Vocation

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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...]

An exciting new resource….

…developed by the Marketplace Institute of Regent College in association with the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture.  ReFrame is a group discipleship resource that explores the biblical narrative and how Christ reframes our lives and our world. Watch a preview below, and go to this link to order and to get more details. [Read More...]

Hints of hope, again

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“We are not great shots across the bow of history; rather by simple grace, we are hints of hope.” On Friday night I had the gift of sitting with a group of folk from all across America talking about my book, “Visions of Vocation.” For serious people to read the book seriously is the best [Read More...]


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