Using Our Gifts (Guinness)

This is my favorite book on Christian calling (vocation): The Call by Os Guinness. I just took it down off my shelf again and I hope to re-read it this week. Here's one section I found just now as I was looking for something in the book. It's a section I have marked up extensively.… Continue reading Using Our Gifts (Guinness)

Our Calling, Our Journey (Guinness)

Os Guinness' The Call is one of my favorite books on the topic of Christian vocation. Followers of Jesus are "called" people. It's a biblical theme (2 Tim. 1:9, Heb 3:1, 1 Pet. 1:15, etc.). In The Call, Guinness unpacks the biblical and practical nuances of what it means to be called by God. Here's… Continue reading Our Calling, Our Journey (Guinness)

Must Christians Get Married? (Calvin)

What is a young Christian man to do when he is around 20 years old and doesn't know about getting married? Maybe he doesn't really want to pursue marriage. Maybe he's happy not being married. Or what about a young Christian woman in a similar position with similar thoughts? Must Christians get married? To be… Continue reading Must Christians Get Married? (Calvin)

“He Saw That It Was Good” by Sho Baraka

Sho Baraka’s music has been on my playlist for quite some time. His music has been a blessing to me in various ways. Although I don’t always track with it, Baraka’s albums always make me think hard about real-life issues from a Christian perspective. When his book, He Saw That It Was Good, recently came… Continue reading “He Saw That It Was Good” by Sho Baraka

The Responsibility of the Preacher (Kuyper)

I appreciate how Abraham Kuyper discussed the call of the gospel and the pastor's duty in proclaiming that call: This “calling” is a summons. It is not merely the calling of one to tell him something, but a call implying the command to come; or a beseeching call, as when St. Paul prays: “As tho… Continue reading The Responsibility of the Preacher (Kuyper)