Author, speaker, and pastor Skye Jethani says there’s a lack of proper teaching on calling and vocation in the church. He provides a quick, clear description of the problem and outlines a theology of vocation that affirms a broad range of callings:
Category Archive for 'Voices of Integration'
My biggest concern about young Christians being indoctrinated by secularized schools, however, is not that they will become atheists. My biggest concern is that they will become dualists. A dualist is one who reads the Bible, prays, goes to church on Sunday, and yet doesn’t make any significant connection between God’s Word and what goes […]
The Integrated Life helps those in the marketplace understand how their everyday work has spiritual value. Christian Overman has put together a great resource at Worldview Matters that contains a series of questions to help us understand the ways in which our work matters to God: Questions for Contextualizing Work Another helpful tool developed by […]
Christian Overman is a fine voice for the integration of faith and work–and he’s the only one I know who’s actively promoting the teaching of a proper theology of work to the next generation. The compelling video below explains how the sacred-secular split the reformers battled has reemerged in the church today and why we […]
In 1951, C.S. Lewis exchanged several letters with Sheldon Vanauken, an American who had become a follower of Jesus at Oxford. Vanauken asked Lewis whether he should now take up theological studies and enter “Christian ministry.” Lewis suggested he shouldn’t, but his answer also offered a strong commentary on vocation. He noted everyone’s call, “whether […]
I’m encouraged that Amy Sherman’s book Kingdom Calling has won a 2013 Book Award from Christianity Today. Hers is a welcome voice in providing a biblical understanding of our work and vocation. In an interview outlining the message of the book, she made the following observations about the integration of work and faith: We have […]
Bakke Graduate School student Rob Murray recently compiled a nice motion graphic slideshow designed to open up the conversations around God, work, people, and the church. He presents the connection between faith and work in a way that is understandable and entertaining. Check it out:
Our friends at RightNow created a wonderful three-minute video titled “Work is Worship.” It captures a lot of the salient points of The Integrated Life. Entertaining, educational, and enlightening. Check it out: Incidentally, participants at RightNow’s Work as Worship conference (November 3, 2011 in Dallas, Texas) will receive a complimentary copy of The Integrated Life.
There are two strategies to reach the world. The first one is to recruit the people of God to use some of their leisure time to join the missionary initiatives of church-paid workers. And the second one is to equip the people of God for fruitful mission in all of their life. Mark Greene, Executive […]
As you may know, the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization was held in Cape Town, South Africa, 16-25 October 2010. Some 4,000 leaders from 198 countries attended as participants and observers; thousands more took part in seminaries, universities, churches, and through mission agencies and radio networks globally, as part of the Cape Town GlobaLink. […]