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What’s Wrong with “Do What You Love”?

  We’ve said it for so long to graduating college seniors it’s become almost gospel. Do what you love. Do what you’re passionate about. Don’t settle for just a job. Follow your dreams. But is this wisdom or just hot … more »

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On Toronto’s Sidewalks: A Spirituality of Place and the Built Environment

This is a re-post of the original interview, posted on April 16, 2013 by Laura Merzig Fabrycky Born in Finland and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Heikki Walden is a residential real estate agent in Toronto who blogs at City Positive, where … more »

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When “Is” is not “Ought”

We are, in the words of David Dark, artisans of the possible – hopeful for what could and should be in the world.[1] We’re uncomfortable with the status quo and understand the responsibility of cultural renewal. Sounds nice, but how … more »

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Easter Vocation: I Have Seen the Lord

What do you do when your dreams die? The very dreams that have been shaped by your glimpses of God and of life abundant, the dreams that have given meaning and purpose to your identity—what do you do then? And … 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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Pentecost and Christian Vocation in the Twenty-First Century

The multiplicity of voices is not in and of itself a problem; in fact, such plurivocity may well be a work of the Spirit of God in the present time. more »

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Remembering the Ascension

  Easter without Ascension is like Advent without Christmas. The comparison is inexact; unlike Advent, Easter is not a time of preparation. However, just as Christmas is the culminating event Christians prepare for during Advent, the Ascension is the culminating … more »

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For the Sake of the World: A Lenten Meditation

“Is it possible to live in Washington DC, and have a contemplative life?” more »

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A Life Worth Living

“It would have been better if I’d never been born at all” – George Bailey George Bailey’s iconic utterance, stands as a denial of his greatest gift, his life. His contemplation of suicide is a dismissal of his vocation, especially … more »

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The Child Who Would be King: Reflections on Art and Beauty

“Concepts create idols; wonder understands anything” -St. Gregory of Nyssa more »

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