Vocation: Nothing Less Than the Theology of Christian Life

In the same World Magazine issue that highlighted Darrow’s new book LifeWork: A Biblical Theology of What You Do Every Day, is a must-read article from Gene Edward Veith.

Vocation is nothing less than the theology of the Christian life. It provides the blueprint for how Christians are to live in the world and to influence their cultures. It is the key to strong marriages and effective parenting. According to the classic Protestant theologians, our multiple vocations—in the family, the culture, and the workplace—are where sanctification and discipleship happen.

Today many Christians have become disillusioned with political involvement and are floundering for ways to engage the culture. Christians struggle as much as non-Christians with broken marriages and troubled families. The stumbling economy and the pursuit of prosperity seem like materialistic treadmills. Rediscovering the doctrine of vocation could energize contemporary Christianity and show Christians how once again they can be the world’s salt and light.

Read it the whole thing here.

On a related note, we appreciate the kind endorsement of LifeWork from Justin David Buzzard in his Buzzard’s Blog.

– DNA Team

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