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February 14, 2019
Vocation, Technology, & Luther’s “Theology of Tools”
Rev. A. Trevor Sutton, the co-writer with me of Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology...
January 11, 2019
Psychologists on Vocation
Even secularists today are talking about the importance of having a sense of "calling"; that...
December 04, 2018
Trying to be a Missionary Apart from Vocation
You have probably heard about John Chau, the 26-year-old who was dropped off at Sentinel...
November 22, 2018
Thankfulness, Faith, & Vocation
Thanksgiving is the one national holiday that has an explicitly religious meaning. George Washington got...
October 15, 2018
The doctrine of vocation has been catching on. There is now something called the "Faith...
September 11, 2018
Job-Shaming vs. Vocation
Geoffrey Owens is a Shakespearean actor, but he is best known for his role on The...
September 03, 2018
A Labor Day Meditation on Good Works, Vocation, & Our Neighbors
Happy Labor Day, a secular holiday which we here at the Cranach Institute are trying...
July 04, 2018
The Lutheran Hero of the American Revolution
Among the heroes of the American Revolution, which we celebrate on this fourth of July,...
May 01, 2018
Luther’s Political Teachings
In yesterday's post on Luther and Trump, we drew on the work of economist Lyman...
April 13, 2018
How Social Media Is Designed Around Sin
Trevor Sutton, my co-author of Authentic Christianity, has written a fascinating article entitled Social Media...
March 29, 2018
Holy Communion and Vocation
Today, on Maundy Thursday, we commemorate Christ's gift of Holy Communion, in which He gives...
March 05, 2018
Vocation and Self-Defense
In the current debates over gun ownership and self-defense, we would do well to consider...
January 05, 2018
Luther on Epiphany and Vocation
Today is the 12th and last day of Christmas. (Happy drummers drumming day!) Tomorrow is...
December 19, 2017
Christmas, Scrooge, and Vocation
On this 174th anniversary of the publication of Charles Dickens' The Christmas Carol, I am...
October 17, 2017
From “Sologamy” to Marriage as Vocation
Jim Priest, a family columnist for the Daily Oklahoman, discussed "sologamy," the growing practice of marrying...
September 04, 2017
Vocation quotes from Luther for Labor Day
Labor Day is a good day for Christians to celebrate Vocation. That is, the teaching...
February 15, 2017
Run it like a business?
President Trump is reported to be understandably frustrated that the government can't be run like a business....
February 02, 2017
The Superbowl and vocation
The Superbowl is this weekend, time for the obligatory polls about whether or not God...
January 03, 2017
Martin Scorsese on vocation
Renowned film director Martin Scorsese talks about vocation in a recent interview. He didn't make...
December 27, 2016
What you do to your neighbor you do to Christ
It still being Christmas--there are twelve days of it, remember--we can still contemplate the inexhaustible topic...
September 15, 2016
“Sully” screenwriter on vocation
The screenwriter for Clint Eastwood's movie Sully, about the pilot who saved his passengers by...
June 13, 2016
Millennials and vocation
Barna has done a study of the millennial generation's attitude towards work. Most do not...
May 20, 2016
Vocation and Commencement Addresses
Mollie Hemingway has a great piece in the Federalist about vocation as a theme in...
May 19, 2016
Scot McKnight has a post from an Australian source on the Day Jobs of 20 Famous...
March 31, 2016
Sample from my new book on vocation
The Acton Institute has put together a sample from my new book Working for Our...
March 29, 2016
More on my new book on vocation
Again, I have just published a third book on vocation: Working for Our Neighbor: A...
March 28, 2016
My new book on vocation is out
I have a new book on vocation that has just come out: Working for Our...
March 11, 2016
Steven Peterson sent me a link to an article by the Reformed theologian Richard J....
March 10, 2016
Chaplains in the workplace
A number of companies in the United States and other countries are providing chaplains for their employees....
March 09, 2016
Of Christian t-shirts and vocation
R. J. Grunewald offers a stimulating critique of Christian T-shirts, movies, and music on the...
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