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Syllabi for Courses in Vocational Discernment

Colleges and universities have explored a variety of means by which to introduce undergraduates to the notion of vocation and the living of called lives. The Programs for the Theological... read more >

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Movies on and about Vocational Living

Here is an extended list of movies that raise significant questions about the meaning of life and the ways we find to live meaningfully, how we discover our significance, purpose,... read more >

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Books On And About Vocational Living

Here is an extensive online bibliography of books written about and from the vantage points of living or fostering vocational lives. Throughout, vocation is understood as responding to the divine... read more >

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"Leading Lives that Matter: What We Should Do and Who We Should Be"

This study guide organizes the book, Leading Lives that Matter: What We Should Do and Who We Should Be, written by Mark Schwehn, professor of humanities at Christ College, and... read more >

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Callings: 20 Centuries of Christian Wisdom on Vocation

This study guide leads participants through the book’s stories of ancient and modern men and women called to Christian vocations. Each of 12 unit guides contains highlights, terms, discussion questions,... read more >

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Exploration of Vocation – Video

The Lilly Foundation funded six college programs to initiate students into an exploration of their calling. These video reflections on the initiative include the perspectives of students from two Catholic... read more >

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Caring For the Rural Church

The population drain that has plagued farm communities might also embolden them to develop a new kind of leadership.

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Lauren Sharstein Reflects on the Forum for Theological Exploration

The church should be a place where people are profoundly accepted and profoundly challenged, according to Lauren Sharstein. We are called to live as servants, she says, and if we... read more >

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Nicky Young Discusses the Forum for Theological Exploration's Value to Scholars

Financial support, development of peer and faculty community and conversation, and an introduction into the “guild” of scholarship and teaching have been key benefits for African American doctoral student Nicky... read more >

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The Rev. David Lewicki Reflects on the Forum for Theological Exploration

For Rev. Lewicki, the support provided by the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) was a recognition by an outside entity that his sense of being called to a Christian vocation... read more >

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