Articles about "Vocation"
Christian Formation and Vocation
by Donald A. Wisner
This campus ministry helps students hear God's call to vocation through the art of mentoring.
Educating for Life
by Guy Erwin
At California Lutheran University, where I teach religion and history, there has been much conversation among faculty and administrators over the last few years about questions of vocation and identity. Like many of our partner ELCA-affiliated colleges and universities, we have been asking ourselves two major questions: "What does it mean to be a Lutheran university in this place and time?" and "How do we educate our students in such a way as to nurture in them a sense of their vocation in the world?"
Lilly's "Theological Exploration of Vocation"
by Richard W. Rouse
Martin Luther believed that the vocation of a Christian was to serve God and the neighbor through the use of one's unique gifts.1 The tradition of Lutheran higher education embraces this belief. For example, the shorthand mission statement at Pacific Lutheran University, where I work, is "educating for lives of service."
Vocation as Masks of God
by James B. Hofrenning
Some of us are called to ordained ministry. All of God's people are called to be partners with God in creation through our work, which, Luther said, is a "mask" of God.
Vocation: Using A Useful Doctrine
by Stanley N. Olson
I talked recently with an ELCA college president and commented that our colleges and universities are seeking to strengthen ties with the church. He responded, “Of course, but it’s not just about connections. The colleges see that Lutheran doctrine has great value for their own work.” He named the concept of Christian vocation as a prime example of this usefulness. It opens windows on meaning and purpose for students and educators.