Why do you want the job you do? Success is a subtle, but deadly god in America. But unlike the typical career path in our country, our God only trades in the currency of grace. We’ve been accepted and loved long before we clock in on Monday.Continue Reading
Blog Posts on Work & Vocation
My prayer is that these 12 questions will help saturate your mind with the centrality of Christ in all of life. He made you to work. And he cares about what you do with the half of your waking life called “vocation.”Continue Reading
We don’t think about the mysterious power of speech enough. But words matter. The world was established by the word of the living God, by the God who is himself the Word. This same God has created us in his image and given us the awesome and wondrous gift of speech.Continue Reading
Several years ago, I spoke to a friend at a church event who had been influential as a lawyer for the cause and practice of religious freedom. She had been single for many years, but now was recently married and…Continue Reading
Does God care about how productive we are? He does. Deeply. Consider:
Our fruitfulness reflects on Jesus: “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples” (John 15:8).
We are to…
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:14)
Today is going to be a challenge.
You will not make perfect plans. You will not work your plans perfectly.…Continue Reading
What should I do with my life?
It’s one of the biggest questions on most young minds, especially during and after our college years. The practical question is, "What will I do for a living?" When you do the math…Continue Reading
Most Christian ministry is not vocational.
Far and away, those not getting paid to do ministry are collectively doing much more on the frontlines for gospel advance than those getting a paycheck. According to Ephesians 4:12, the paid ministers aren’t…Continue Reading
Work is a glorious thing. And if you stop and think about it, the most enjoyable kinds of leisure are a kind of work. Both these facts are true because the essence of work, as God designed it before the…Continue Reading
Discouragement comes in many forms. So our weapons must be varied.
Before I accepted the call to become a pastor 33 years ago, my father wrote me a discouraging letter — a kind of warning about the pastorate. He gave…Continue Reading