Humanizing Work through Leadership

June 14, 2018By DPC EditorVocation Formation

Originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. Being a leader is about creating a way for people to contribute in order to make something extraordinary happen. Nancy Ortberg discusses two simple ways in which leaders can do this to humanize work. First, she explores the ways God reminds us to look in small … Read More

Isaiah 6: Responding to the Right Call

June 12, 2018By DPC EditorVocation Formation

Originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. God brings a disruptive vision into Isaiah’s life to prepare and inspire him for a challenging call during a time of massive change for Israel. David H. Kim explains why we need to see what Isaiah saw to keep our vision focused upon God’s work in … Read More

How Jesus Walked through Freud’s Front Door

June 12, 2018By DPC EditorVocation Formation

By Elena Wu, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. The field of Psychology didn’t just emerge from a secular perspective; it was birthed from a strongly anti-theistic point-of-view.  Sigmund Freud, the father of Psychology, believed that religion was merely an instrument for the “uneducated and oppressed” who may commit murder if not … Read More

Moving from My Story to the Redemption Story

June 6, 2018By DPC EditorVocation Formation

By Gail Russell Buffalo, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. Through research doing critical discourse analysis and narrative research in education, I have learned that narrators instinctively seek moral authority. We are driven by the goal of making ourselves “come out good” in the end. Gotham, though it concluded for me three … Read More

Entering God’s Rest

June 5, 2018By DPC EditorVocation Formation

By Yuna Youn, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. If there is a retreat that could challenge notions of what a retreat should be, it would be the Center for Faith and Work’s “Work and Rest Retreat.” Instead of an exotic travel destination, spa, or wellness center that typically serves the role … Read More

Conclusions About Calling

May 23, 2018By DPC EditorVocation Formation

Originally posted on Theology of Work. This article is part of a larger series entitled, “Calling & Vocation: Overview“. We take seriously God’s calling and guiding of people to various kinds of ordinary work. In doing so, we are trying to correct the long-standing tendency to regard ordinary work as unimportant to God and unworthy of … Read More

Discerning God’s Guidance for How You Work

May 23, 2018By DPC EditorVocation Formation

Originally posted on Theology of Work. This article is part of a larger series entitled, “Calling & Vocation: Overview“. How you work is at least as important to God as what job or profession you have. In every job, you have at least some opportunity to meet people’s needs, to employ your gifts and skills, and … Read More

Changing Jobs

May 23, 2018By DPC EditorVocation Formation

Originally posted on Theology of Work. This article is part of a larger series entitled, “Calling & Vocation: Overview“. If God leads or guides people to their work, could it ever be legitimate to change jobs? Wouldn’t that be rejecting God’s guidance to the work you already have? Martin Luther, the 16th century Protestant theologian, famously … Read More

Is Church Work a Higher Calling?

May 22, 2018By DPC EditorVocation Formation

Originally posted on Theology of Work. This article is part of a larger series entitled, “Calling & Vocation: Overview“. Many Christians have the impression that church workers — especially evangelists, missionaries, pastors, priests, ministers and the like — have a higher calling than other workers. While there is little in the Bible to support this … Read More