Blog Posts on Work & Vocation
Advice for Christian Artists
Max McLean encourages Christians in the arts to integrate their faith in every step they take. “Make your faith the source of your art,” he says.
In this short video he explains the passion and strategy behind his work and…Continue Reading
Lay Aside the Weight of Restless Work
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
July marks my 20th year working with John Piper and many precious colleagues in this mission of Desiring God. It is a…Continue Reading
Feeling Unappreciated at Work?
There are few things more difficult than giving our best labors daily in an environment where we feel unappreciated. You know the feeling, and it’s not a good one. No matter how good our work environment might be, from time…Continue Reading
Shattering Major-League Idols
It’s every pitcher’s worst nightmare. For the Detroit Tigers’ Darin Downs, the nightmare became a reality, and almost meant the end of his life.
On August 17, 2009, he took a 103-mile-per-hour line drive off the left side of his…Continue Reading
Grace for Monotonous Work
I love creative work, and in my world that translates into strategic planning, designing products, and kickstarting new and exciting initiatives. I find work energizing and intellectually stimulating.
The monotonous work … not so much.
Unfortunately for me, not all…Continue Reading
Business As Ministry
Anyone working in a “secular” job will be tempted to think of work as less significant or less God honoring than that of, say, a pastor. I have struggled here, and over the years I have met many others who…Continue Reading
God’s Work and Ours: An Interview with Timothy Keller
Timothy Keller's newest book releases tomorrow — Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work. It's a clear and thoughtful treatment of vocation and calling.
We put Dr. Keller on the line to ask him about the 9…Continue Reading
Christian Leadership: An Interview with Dr. Albert Mohler
Ordinary Life for an Extraordinary Athlete
We can be so quick to put them on a pedestal. So quick to assume professional athletes live a fantasy-camp life, away from the everyday pressures and pains facing the rest of us.
We subtly treat them as almost a…Continue Reading