Tag Archives: Vocation

Work Without Faith…

  “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain that you rise up early, and go late to rest, eating the bread of … more »

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Seeking Shelter, Seeking Security

It’s semester two of the Fellows year, and for most of us it’s easy to dilute that to meaning only one thing: job-searching. It’s the daunting phrase that is weighing some of us down, is the source of all excitement … more »

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Discerning Wheat From Weeds

In Ecclesiastes 2:17-26, “The “Preacher” is essentially saying: “I hate my work; I will work all the days of my life, and for what? To hand it off to someone else? He could be a fool for all I know. … more »

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The Task and the Call

Exodus 35 & 36 talk in length about the gifts and skills that the Lord gave certain men to equip them in constructing the tabernacle. Repeated throughout is the fact that they have been filled “with the Spirit of God, with skills, … more »

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A Stirring Of Our Hearts

“Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab, and every gifted artisan in whose heart the Lord had put wisdom, everyone whose heart was stirred to come and do the work.” — Exodus 36:2. This passage in Exodus provides a wonderful insight … more »

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Consistency and Ownership

I always love stories where somebody has been given or put in charge of a kingdom. Most of those stories whether true or fictional follow the same narrative, a person is given dominion, goes through a phase of losing his … more »

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The Secret-Revealer

Genesis 41 gives an account of Joseph’s restoration from the pit to a place of honor at Pharaoh’s right hand. He’s called for the purpose of interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams of the seven plump and seven famished cows, for Pharaoh learns … more »

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Seeing Seamlessly

“If we lose God in the world, we also lose meaning and purpose, accountability and responsibility.” When I first read Vaclav Havel arguing this stark thesis, I was intrigued— more than that, I was dumbstruck —having read enough of him … more »

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Who Is My Brother?

Although reading the entirety of Revelation can be an exegetical struggle, the last few chapters provide even less experienced readers with a powerful, vivid picture of the glory of the new heavens and the new earth. What is most amazing … more »

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Genesis 41 – Joseph the Underdog

When I was growing up, I liked the story of Joseph because he followed God and became the second most powerful man in all of Egypt. In my stories, I liked to see people rise from nothing to greatness because … more »

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