Scrooge’s Question to Us

“If these shadows remain unaltered by the future….” Of all the scenes in A Christmas Carol, the visit of Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present with the Cratchit family, is perhaps the tenderest. It is, after all, where we hear Tiny Tim say, inimitably, “God bless us, everyone!” So very human, full of hopes and heartaches [Read More...]

The Good Work of the Praxis Labs

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What makes good work good? A lot could be said, and has. But it’s a question I’ve been asking for most of my life— because it matters to all of us, for all of us. In every time in every place, human beings give most of life to labor. What do we do? and why [Read More...]

Called to covenant: an excerpt from the book Visions of Vocation

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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! If at the core of the calling to be [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 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...]

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...]

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...]

On the power to convene

  Washington DC is a strange and wonderful place. For years I have seen it as a city of glories and shames—sort of like each one of us, but magnified as must be because it is a “city” after all. There are more of “us” here, and “we” become institutionalized over time, with systems and [Read More...]


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