VocationOn Daily Work

Why Work?

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According to the Wall Street Journal: “The COVID economic shock has unleashed unprecedented creative destruction, sharply accelerating the transformation that we once quaintly called the “future of work.”[i]Others suggest that this new normal “Work 2.0” was inevitable.[ii] With Millennials comprising most of today’s workforce, including their common demand for relaxed office environments and flexible schedules,...

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VocationVisions of Vocation

The Task of Translation

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Tacos and tortillas are easy. And adios is like that. But what about las golondrinas? and Sacramento? Having grown up in California, I began to learn Spanish in the second grade, making my way through elementary letters and numbers, year by year learning something of the complexity of another language. And while I never became...

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VocationFinding Your Vocation

“Because I Want To?” – A Christian Approach to Desire and Vocational Calling

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Many will remember the old game show The $64,000 Question, an American television staple in the 1950’s.  As time passes, fewer may remember that the phrase predated the show.  The phrase “$64,000 question” indicated the question at the heart of the issue, often the question hardest to answer.  One can see the obvious appeal when...

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VocationOn Daily Work

Motherhood as Vocation

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This article is reposted from its first publication in 2009. We’ve found these reflections to have lasting relevance, and to be well worth revisiting.   In Washington DC, it is only a matter of time before the kind woman standing next to me at a cocktail party will turn from talking with my husband and ask the inevitable,...

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