Joel here. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Now that another semester is done, I hope to be a little more active.

Lately, my thoughts have been consumed by the theology of work. My closest friends are not vocational ministers and I’m wanting to think hard and create a resource for them as they seek to be kingdom people in “secular” jobs (the quotation marks are meant to imply that there may not be a sacred/secular divide).

Here is the reader-participation part of our blog. I’d love your help!

1. How do you think the “typical layperson” conceives of the connection between faith and work? What kind of framework is up and running for them?

2. Do you know of particularly good resources on this subject?

Let us know what you think!

4 thoughts on “Theology of Work/Vocation”

  1. A few books to recommend:
    -Steve Garber’s The Fabric of Faithfulness
    -N.T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope
    -John Stott’s Christian Mission in the Modern World

    Also, Garber’s organization, The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture works toward the exact question you pose. You might check out the website at

  2. We are trying to address a more limited question, “should Christians privileged to have membership status in engineering profession be an intentional influence within it?” (professions as engineering are, by definition, significantly self-regulating.


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