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...]

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...]


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