Vocation

‘A different kind of lawyer’: Amy Coney Barrett on Christian vocation

"For Barrett, the true distinction of Christian work comes down to where our sights are set. 'No matter how exciting any career is, what is it really worth if you don’t make it part of a bigger life project to know, love, and serve the God who made you?' she asks." - Acton

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90,000 Hours: How God Grows Us through Our Jobs

Book Review: "In Calling: Awaken to the Purpose of Your Work, Pierce Brantley tackles the question, How can Christians experience purpose and fulfillment in their jobs? ...research indicates that only about 10 percent of people feel engaged at work, and more than 80 percent of Christian young professionals have no idea how their faith relates to their professional life." - TGC

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All Is Not Lost: 6 Lessons to Learn When Losing Your Job

From The Cripplegate. By Jim Stitzinger.

The COVID-19 pandemic will leave a scar on every person in our society. We cannot expect anyone to be unscathed by something of this magnitude. Some will experience the harsh medical trauma of the virus, others the loneliness of isolation. And with nearly 30 million Americans unemployed now, many scars will come through the loss of work.

There is an acute pain for those who lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Despite heroic leadership and careful planning, it is an the economic reality of this pandemic. Last week this became true for me, when the impact of the Coronavirus took its toll on our workplace.

Because this is my story, it has given me a fresh perspective on what millions of others are going through right now.

It is one thing to be humbled, it is another to be humiliated. Being laid off can be a compound fracture that accomplishes both. It is humbling to leave a workplace you love for the final time, and it can also be humiliating to start over, tell the story a hundred times while pursuing the next vocation.

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Young Americans, Entitlement, and the Christian Vision of Work

"Whether directly connected with our passions or not, God calls us first and foremost to do the next thing well, to his glory, with all of our might. Short of this awareness, we risk 'Christianizing' a sense of entitlement. Instead of asking, 'What is God’s will for my life someday?' we should be asking, 'What does God want me to do next?'" - IFWE

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Does “real kingdom work” only happen when we volunteer at church or get paid from a nonprofit organization?

"'My dream is to one day ...quit my job and do real kingdom work.' ...But at the same time, I cringe at the false dichotomy I hear in statements like this. As if 'real kingdom work' only takes place when one is volunteering at church or getting a paycheck from a nonprofit organization." - Daniel Darling

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