Sarah Magidoff always thought being an architect was her one special calling in life. This desire arose when she was four years old, and she spent the rest of her adolescence seeking the education and experiences needed for a career in architecture. By her mid-twenties, it seemed she had arrived: she received a prestigious architecture … Read More
In the New Testament letter known as Ephesians, we find a short list of what might be called “leadership roles” in the church. The word “leadership” does not appear in this passage. Neither does the word “roles.” What we do read is this: “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors … Read More
This article is an introductory piece to a new regular series called “Rhythms of Work.” There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot… a time to weep and a … Read More
When I graduated with my doctorate, I did so alongside eight men. As part of the ceremony, each person stood up and gave a short speech. Nearly every man expressed heartfelt gratitude through tears to his family for the time they sacrificed with him in the doctoral process. But when it was my turn to … Read More
Many Christians believe that only a few special Christians have callings. Ordained pastors, priests, and ministers have callings. So do missionaries. And perhaps people in obvious helping professions have callings, folks like doctors and nurses, perhaps teachers and youth workers. But most Christians, it seems, are just ordinary folk, people without a calling. Scripture tells … Read More
Recently, I had two separate conversations with friends who were in career crises. Each crisis was catalyzed by a sense of disillusionment with work—the feeling that the world had promised them something and was failing to make good on that promise. One friend, in her mid thirties, is in the midst of a corporate career … Read More
How is Mark Roberts of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at the Fuller Seminary in Pasadena (Ca) helping Christians live out their faith every single moment? Find out in this episode of the iWork4Him podcast – and learn about YOUR calling. Click here to listen.
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(Excerpted from “Making Spiritual Sense of Money”) If the first step toward making spiritual meaning about money is to provide a language for being honest with God and with each other about the financial pressures each of us feels, the second step is to make some sense of work. Most adults spend their days working. … Read More
Leadership begins with listening. But our fears take us the other way. They tell us that leadership is about having something to say, about having followers, about having control. But our fears lie. Leadership begins with listening. Leadership begins with listening – listening to God. The Christian life begins when we listen to the generous … Read More