Serving those who need it: an excerpt from the book Visions of Vocation

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! [Steve writes about some of his friends:] In the relationships and responsibilities [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...]

[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...]

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 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...]

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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