Articles by Ray Blunt

VocationVisions of Vocation

The Last Lap: Vocation for the Elderly

| 4 min read

Finishing Our Course with Joy: Guidance from God for Engaging with Our Aging, by J.I. Packer, Crossway, 2014, 99pp.  Not too long after joining our vibrant and young church plant, our wonderful rector invited the congregation to look around at the “elderly” people in their midst. With a mixture of laughter and some embarrassment, necks...

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Institute for Faith Vocation Culture

FaithBiblical Reflections

Wrong Wall, Wrong Ladder

| 10 min read

What happens when you reach the last rung on the ladder only to find that it was up against the wrong wall? Ray Blunt shares lessons learned on the professional ladder and the grace he found when he chose to stop climbing. Many years ago now, I knew a young man who had quickly worked...

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Institute for Faith Vocation Culture


Surprise! You Joined a Fraternity

| 8 min read

Let it be said plainly – I never intended to join a fraternity. Not when I was 17; not now at 67. Fifty years didn’t change my mind. Part of the reason I suppose was that my college was the U.S. Air Force Academy, a decidedly non-Greek environment, or, to put it another way, we were all...

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Institute for Faith Vocation Culture

VocationOn Daily Work

The Luxury of Vocation

| 3 min read

I am starting to rethink one of our basic premises at The Washington Institute that we want to help people connect their faith with their vocation with engaging the culture.  Not that I think this premise is wrong, not at all, but in today’s world, it may be incomplete for many people.  What got me...

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