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...]

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...]

“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...]

A new review of the book Visions of Vocation

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We’re always so please to see that people are reading, enjoying, and taking meaning from Visions of Vocation, the new book by Steve Garber that gives its name also to this blog where Steve shares his visions of vocation.  The most recent review we bumped into was several weeks ago by Susan Fiske for By Faith, the online [Read More...]

Whatever is, is right

“Altogether, the Old Bailey, at that date, was a choice illustration of the precept, that ‘Whatever is, is right;’ an aphorism that would be as final as it is lazy, did it not include the troublesome consequence, that nothing that ever was, was wrong.” As must be, I am taking “A Tale of Two Cities” [Read More...]

Dear Steve: How do I find work that matters–and pays?

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From: Deanna Subject: “Work” versus a paying Job I am always busy doing something.  It seems the internet is my big platform for Christ.  Yet in all the good I can do online, I struggle to go beyond the “work” online that I don’t get paid for, but it is something I am gifted in. [Read More...]

Charlie Peacock and his muses

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(Originally posted January 2014) Even Charlie Peacock needs a muse, the artist’s artist that he is. But what is it, a muse? How is it different than that other strangely similar word, amuse? The difference makes a difference. The one is an old word from the 14th-century, meaning “to dream, to ponder,” or as a [Read More...]

Whole hearts, broken hearts

“The only whole heart is a broken heart.” I finally finished The Father’s Tale, all 1072 pages. At the beginning of Lent I decided to once again live within the story we call “the prodigal son,” though more truthfully it is the story of two lost sons. For many years I have read and reread [Read More...]


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