Tag: vocation

Wouldn’t It Be Great If We Could Help Churches Do a Good Job? An Interview With Mark D. Roberts

Mark D. Roberts is the executive director for the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary and the author of eight books and many other resources, including daily devotions emailed from the De Pree Center every morning. He serves on the board of The Green Room. TGR: Tell us about your work at Fuller. MDR: Well, here’s…

My Faith and Work Journey (Part 2)

By Alistair Mackenzie (see our interview with Alistair here) Previous posts in this series: Part 1 In my last post, I talked about how I came to enter into graduate study on the theology of work. Here’s some of what I learned. First, I noticed how early in the history of the Christian church the sacred/secular divide that runs like a…

Against Gratitude

By Jessica Mesman Griffith The other day a Facebook friend linked to a blog post on fifteen ways to raise happier, more grateful children. Just that morning I’d been complaining about how ungrateful our kids are for all the comforts they have and all the sacrifices we make for them—all the writing and living my husband and I don’t do…

Book Review: Reintegrate Your Vocation With God’s Mission

I am excited today to review a resource that not only promotes the integration of faith and work, but provides an opportunity for learners to think very practically about their faith along with the activities of their life. Don’t just take my word for it; check out my friend Amy Sherman’s review of Reintegrate here. Bob Robinson is the author of…

Book Review: Calling All Years Good: Christian Vocation Throughout Life’s Seasons

Calling All Years Good: Christian Vocation Throughout Life’s Seasons makes an important contribution by discussing vocation from infancy to old age.  I’m not aware of any other book dedicated to this topic. The book is edited by Kathleen Cahalan and Bonnie Miller-McLemore. Cahalan is professor of practical theology at Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota. Her previous work…

Work as Holy War

By Greg Forster; part one of a series. In this series, I’ll be looking at our daily work as a holy war to destroy the devil’s works. “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” He won the victory for us on the cross,  of course. But as our work becomes cruciform it becomes a…