Category Archives: Vocation

Halftime & No-huddle Offense: Two Football Metaphors for Today’s Church

A few years ago, I was privileged to worship with Dee and Allen Robbins at their church, Solid Rock Ministries, in Kona, Hawaii. I will never forget their Harley-riding pastor, James “Tex” Texeira. During his sermon, Tex asked the congregation … Continue reading

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What’s Holy About Labor

As Americans observe the traditional end-of-the-summer long weekend, it’s appropriate to acknowledge that the Bible speaks to the matter of work.  Per the following excerpt from LifeWork by Darrow Miller, Labor Day is a fitting occasion to celebrate the sanctity of … Continue reading

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Her Lord is Worthy

Among the presentations at the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelism in Cape Town is this powerful testimony of an 18-year-old Korean student. Any Christ follower will find it compelling, but note what this passionate young woman wants to do among … Continue reading

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The Good News About the End of the Christian Era

Gabe Lyons recently released a book entitled The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian America. We have not yet read it, but we like what we are hearing about it, given his emphasis on several themes that … Continue reading

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Justin Buzzard on Work

Pastor Justin Buzzard recently contacted Darrow Miller to thank him for Lifework. He also gave us a link to a sermon he preached earlier this year from Genesis on the topic of work, Put In the Garden. Here are some excerpts from this outstanding … Continue reading

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Look Past the Lizards

San Juan, Puerto Rico is a thousand miles almost due east of Miami. To someone who has spent his career in northern lands, the tropical climate and the lizards are intriguing. But the real story is what God is doing … Continue reading

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Darrow’s Interview with Justin Buzzard

Justin Buzzard, a talented young pastor from San Jose, California posts at the popular Buzzard Blog: Gospel, Culture, Life…in the West. Justin recently interviewed Darrow on his reasons for writing LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What you Do Every Day.  I encourage … Continue reading

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A Farm-Implement Mechanic Who Understood the Gospel

My friend, Don Pahl, serves as the senior pastor of Evangelical Bible Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Don’s dad, Leonard, died recently at 90 years of age. Leonard Pahl repaired farm machinery. His life might seem unremarkable to many, including some … Continue reading

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Worldview, Islam and LifeWork

This just in from New York Times Columnist David Brooks. He has some fascinating insights on worldview, Islam and media reaction to the Ft. Hood massacre.  …unlike the other animals, people have a drive to seek coherence and meaning. We have a need … Continue reading

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