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...]

Praxis: where belief becomes behavior

Remember your Creator during your youth: when all possibilities lie open before you and you can offer all your strength intact for his service. The time to remember is not after you become senile and paralyzed! Then it is not too late for your salvation, but too late for you to serve as the presence [Read More...]

“Come and See”

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Recently some members of the Patheos Faith and Work Channel staff attended the Washington Institute’s “Come and See” Vocation Conference.  There were many thought-provoking talks and discussions, and the “MISSION:WORK” blog is starting to report in on them.  Hop over there and check out the first four…. “Come and see Jesus” What’s the story of [Read More...]

Vocation needs no justification

Further up and further in. Recently I spent several hours with a learning cohort of 40 people from all over America, listening to a few good people reflect on their different vocations. I was asking the questions for us all, and could have asked more. Thoughtful, honest, practiced, each offered windows into their lives and [Read More...]

Rest in Peace, Karen

(Originally posted July 1, 2014.) Rest in peace, my friend. A good woman has come and gone, and the world is a poorer place. Last night, Karen Goodwin died, and those who know her, grieve. Not all of us leave our fingerprints on history in the way that she did—that could not be with our [Read More...]


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