Seminary Spotlight: Western Seminary

By Josh Mathews, reprinted from the Oikonomia Network. One among many reasons for seminaries to take vocation seriously is the change we are seeing in students’ motivation for seeking theological education. Students here at Western Seminary are pursuing their education with a variety of different end goals. Our efforts to cultivate greater appreciation for vocation and ministry outside the church…

ReFrame: Free Download in Six Languages

Reprinted from Regent College. Since May 1, ReFrame has been available for free streaming at reframecourse.com. And now we’re pleased to announce that free downloads are also available! Our Spanish, French, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Brazilian Portuguese translations, as well as our regular and subtitled English versions, can all be downloaded online for free. It’s easy: simply visit this page, enter your email address, and hit subscribe. Once we…

Myths & Truths: Clarity and Comfort

By Lisa Slayton; part three of a series. Reprinted from The Wholeness Journey. MYTH #2: CLARITY OF CALLING BRINGS EASE AND COMFORT This series was first presented as a talk to college seniors and young 20-somethings. If the #1 Myth is ‘Pursue your Passion’ and ‘Make an Impact’, then Myth # 2 will unpack further why this is problematic  and the implications…

Whom Do You Put on the Throne?

By Sarah Heynemann, reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. Photo by Sarah Heynemann, taken in Chora Church, Istanbul. “Whom do you position on the throne of Heaven?” Some things in life are truly unpredictable and beyond our control. As a doctor I have a responsibility to inform my patients regarding the desired benefits of a proposed treatment strategy,…

Spiritual Disciplines & Working, Part 2

Part two of a series. Reprinted from Ethos. In this series we are looking at six categories of spiritual formation while working. This post looks at the first three categories in detail: Holy Working, Gospel Working and Prayerful Working. Holy Working Once I was writing about work and spirituality, and someone commented: “I don’t know why you are making it so complicated.…

A Grumpy Not-So-Old Man on Labor Day

By David Williamson Labor Day Morning is traditionally the last day of summer and the beginning of Fall. Regular hours, routine, work…as I reflect on this year’s Labor Day, at first I’m grumpy. Not only because of the end of summer, with anticipation of Minnesota’s winter, but primarily from thinking about the way Labor Day is treated by society, and…