Reviews of a Couple Books on Christian Work and Vocation

In the past year I've been reading a lot of books on a Christian view of work.  I think helping people see that God has called them into their field of work is vitally important for both campus ministers, working with people while pursuing their education and preparing for work, and for church ministers who … Continue reading Reviews of a Couple Books on Christian Work and Vocation

The Holiness of Work – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Listening to the Saints)

I am still wanting to share more of what I learned from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's amazing, classic book, Life Together.  Maybe I want to keep sharing on it because I am mad no one made me read it in seminary.  Or maybe I just really want others to read it.  Most of the books on the … Continue reading The Holiness of Work – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Listening to the Saints)

Work Matters and Love Does (Review of Books on Vocation)

Growing up in the church I got the impression that there were two sorts of Christians: those called by God to do fantastic things such as pastors and missionaries, and the rest who had to spend their time in less holy and unimportant jobs.  It was almost as if the sole purpose of Christianity was … Continue reading Work Matters and Love Does (Review of Books on Vocation)

Is the Church Overprotective? Young Adults Who Wander (You Lost Me 6)

A few years back I was talking to someone about what I do as a campus minister and I made a comment along the lines of how I don't really listen to Christian music.  The person was kind of surprised, thinking I listened to such holy music so I could recommend it to my students. … Continue reading Is the Church Overprotective? Young Adults Who Wander (You Lost Me 6)

Listening to the Saints – Classic Fiction (and Vocation)

I spent a large portion of this summer reading a few of the works by one of the greatest novelists of all time: Fyodor Dostoyevsky. For the first time I read Crime and Punishment, then I reread The Brothers Karamazov. I also read Notes from the Underground, one of his less well-known works.  Dostoyevsky's books … Continue reading Listening to the Saints – Classic Fiction (and Vocation)