Author Archives: Adam Joyce

An Interview with Terry Timm: Vocation and the Worshipping Church

Editor’s Note: Missio had the opportunity to interview Terry Timm, pastor of Christ Community Church of the South Hills, about how the church is embodying the mission of God in Pittsburgh and their approach to vocational formation within their community. Adam … more »

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Faith, Art, and Vocation: An Interview with Nate Risdon

Editor’s Note: The Washington Institute had the opportunity to ask Nate Risdon, Associate Director of the Brehm Center at Fuller Theological Seminary, a few questions about faith, art, and vocation. Adam Joyce: What is your current read on the faith … more »

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Designing Visual Grammar: An Interview with Nathan Klose

Missio interviewed Nathan Klose about his work designing spaces as the Creative Director of Books-A-Million / 2nd & Charles. Adam Joyce: What makes a good space? What does a good, as you have said, “visual grammar” look like? Nathan Klose: A good … more »

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The Resurrection and Good Funerals: An Interview with Mark Higgins

For Holy Week, Missio interviewed Mark Higgins, President of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service & Crematory in Durham, NC on his work as funeral director and the theology and practices of good funerals. Given that this week we remember the death and … more »

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God Save us from our Answers

I have a short and stolen tradition of reading a book on the resurrection during Holy Week each year. Over the last four years, I’ve found my understanding of Christ’s resurrection enlarged. This year the tradition evolved. I’m pairing my … more »

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Making God’s Mercy Tangible: An Interview with Chris Sicks [Part 2 of 2]

The conversation with Chris about his book, Tangible, continues today on the long-arc of mercy, idolatry, and practical tips for engaging in acts of mercy. The first part of this interview can be found here. Adam Joyce: Throughout the book you talk about … more »

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Making God’s Mercy Tangible: An Interview with Chris Sicks [Part 1 of 2]

Chris Sicks is the Pastor of Mercy at Alexandria Presbyterian Church. He and his wife Sara have three children. We talked about his recent book Tangible: Making God Known Through Deeds of Mercy and Words of Truth. This conversation has been … more »

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A Certain Type of Illumination

I read a wonderful passage this weekend in Alan Jacobs’ Wayfaring: Essays Pleasant and Unpleasant.  “Last Christmas Day my pastor, Martin Johnson, spoke of his youthful habit of walking in the forests of British Columbia at night, guided only by … more »

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Formative Farming: An Interview with Phillip Jensen

Phillip Jensen grew up in rural Iowa. He and his family returned there three years ago to follow their particular calling of farming and ministry. They grow several acres of vegetables for the CSA (community-supported garden) that they started, have … more »

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Resource List: Neglected Gems

There are many resources out there on the topic of vocation. A lot of the resources that get recommended or thrown around are recent, from the class of what one might call contemporary theology.  All of these books in this … more »

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