Originally posted on Theology of Work. This article is part of a larger series entitled, “Calling & Vocation: Overview“. With the understanding that the ultimate image of calling in the Bible is the calling to follow Jesus, we are ready to explore callings to particular kinds of work. If by “calling,” we mean a direct, … Read More
Originally posted at Made to Flourish. Hacksaw Ridge recounts the compelling true story of Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), a devout Seventh Day Adventist and the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his valiant bravery at the Battle of Okinawa in World War II. (See the movie trailer below.) The … Read More
Originally posted at Patheos. I showed up at his office and waited in reception. My host rushed in and greeted me. Was he nervous, excited, or weighed down by some new work crisis? The answer was some version of “all of the above.” He’d been working for several years on this project and now he … Read More
Originally posted at Made to Flourish. This common question often becomes an identity marker that intertwines with our self-worth. In this short book by Justin S. Holcomb, readers are challenged to think about their work in light of who they are in Christ. Below is an exerpt. The Bible portrays “calling” in a way that put … Read More
Originally posted at Made to Flourish. Pastors tend to meet their congregants at church or in a home, or perhaps at a neutral site like a coffee shop. Less common is when a pastor goes out to meet a congregant where they spend the majority of their time—in the workplace. Since people spend the majority … Read More
Originally posted on Cardiphonia. Isaac Wardell (Trinity Pres & Bifrost Arts), Laura Fanucci (Collegeville Inst.) and I hosted a workshop at this years calvin worship symposium entitled “Here Are My Hands: A Practical Workshop on Affirming Vocation in Weekly Worship Practices.” Below are some of the resources that were shared during our time. It’s a … Read More
by Skye Jethani & Luke Bobo, originally posted at Made to Flourish. Christianity Today highlighted Made to Flourish by featuring Skye Jethani and Luke Bobo’s interviews with over a dozen pastors across the country. Jethani and Bobo’s work, captured in the Discipleship with Monday in Mind ebook, emphasizes the importance of pastors moving beyond simply knowing a theology of faith and … Read More
Seeing What God Sees (via the Eyes of an Astronaut), originally posted on John Van Sloten, on Vimeo. In this message we think about the God who sees all things. What does it mean that we are the seen?
God’s Goodness in a Landlord, originally posted on John Van Sloten, on Vimeo. Landlord’s, can they teach us something about the heart of God?
Finding God through STARS (air ambulance), originally posted on John Van Sloten, on Vimeo. In this message we’re going to look at the story of STARS air ambulance. What does the fact of the existence of such an organization tell us about who God is?