Peg’s story of retiring from a career as a teacher, leaving behind a clearly defined role for an uncertain future, resonates with many recent retirees. She struggles to find purpose and meaning in this new stage of life.
What practices support a sense of vocation? What are the communal Christian traditions—actions, attitudes or habits—that can shape our callings? Listen to Sherice’s story for a unique perspective on a spiritual practice that supports her sense of call.
The Fourth of July arrives this week with quintessential images of running barefoot through the grass, waving sparklers through backyard barbecues. Indeed summer seems to be a season of youthfulness, reflected in the freshness of nature’s full bloom and the freedom of school vacation. It's a fitting time to reflect on the vocation of youth and how we are called by God from the earliest days of childhood and adolescence.
Vocation or calling? Meaning or purpose? Part of the work of developing a richer theology of vocation is the work of translation: how to find meaningful and compelling terms to convey the depth of the concept in a culture that has largely lost the language of vocation.