Did I Waste My Time in Grad School If I End Up in Another Profession?

Many a  professor laments the directionless meandering of the modern graduate student. In bygone days, men and women would go to graduate school because they were certain of their desire for a profession, be it archeology, English, or physics . But nowadays more students seem to be using grad school education in a different field than the one for … Continue reading Did I Waste My Time in Grad School If I End Up in Another Profession?

The Missing Component in “Follow Your Passion”

One common piece of advice to find your calling or purpose in life is "follow your passion."  But I've spent the better part of 2013 attempting to discern my passion to no avail.  The problem isn't that I don't have a passion but that I have too many! I've bounced countless ideas off the walls … Continue reading The Missing Component in “Follow Your Passion”

What If You Really Believed God Is With You?

What if you really believed God is with you?  What couldn't you do? What would you fear to attempt for His glory? Called, But Not Courageous I'm an admitted dreamer. An idealist.  I have a million ideas for how to make the world a better place, and I'm even convinced a few of them will … Continue reading What If You Really Believed God Is With You?

Marriage is a Calling, Too

Marriage often comes second to public ministry in the life of a Christian.  But God's pattern for marriage demands greater attention to this sacred institution. My wife and I recently clashed about how much time I spend doing ministry-related stuff instead of spending time with her at home.  Staff meetings, small groups, Sunday morning worship, … Continue reading Marriage is a Calling, Too