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Living into God’s Dream for Us

The Rev. Catherine Caimano reminds us in her sermon that the only real life is the one we have with God. Now it is a dream we live into; but... read more >

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Leadership Is Also About Knowing When to Let Go

 On the website of Faith & Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, an interview with Marie Fortune, founder of FaithTrust Institute, is ostensibly about her 30-year mission to... read more >

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A Church Janitor’s Guide to Leadership

When United Methodist Church Bishop Kenneth L. Carder was a teenager, his first job was as a church janitor. His duties were cleaning, dusting, stoking the furnace, mowing the grounds,... read more >

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The Christian Vocation

The interplay among God, work, family and the individual presents complex joys and challenges. And God’s call lures us into ordered relationships that carry implications for our sense of priority.... read more >

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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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Are There Guns in Your Church

Connie Peterson is an accountant whose work requires a calculator, not a weapon. But she doesn’t go anywhere without...

6/10 Religiously Unaffiliated Americans are Athiest, Agnostic or “Nothing in Particular”

"A growing share of Americans are religiously unaffiliated. We recently asked a representative sample of more...

Art and Music Helping To Survive The Worst

“How do we survive when the worst happens? What are the mechanisms?” For Joe Carter, one answer was in spirituals —...

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