Welcome to The High Calling, where you'll discover a broad range of articles, interviews, devotionals, videos, and inspirational stories—all specifically created to help you think deeply about faith and the broader culture.

The High Calling is a safe place to ask difficult questions. Our readers have differing opinions about matters of faith and doubt. We believe in the power of open dialogue and aim to be a safe place to raise difficult issues. We simply ask that each person be respectful of others, rooted and grounded in love.

We invite you to …

Discover new Christian resources.

Every week we publish new articles and Bible reflections to help you discover meaning and significance in your daily work. Browse our topic categories or run a search to find the content you need. Or subscribe to receive notifications of new resources straight to your email inbox.

  • Daily Reflections—a short Bible study every day by various writers, scholars, theologians, including pastor Dave Peterson.
  • Weekly Calling—a weekly column to help you expand your thinking and find God in your everyday life.

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Our Mission

The High Calling is a program of the H. E. Butt Family Foundation. We share stories and devotions that inspire people to see connections between faith and culture. We accomplish our mission when:

  • Readers use our free content for personal and small group study, for sermon outlines, and for daily reflection.
  • Readers engage with, comment on, promote, and link to material that represents our mission.
  • Our staff consistently offers a collection of encouraging, relevant, and helpful resources.
  • Our staff demonstrates outrageous hospitality through online presence.


Can I reprint material from The High Calling?

Yes. Unless otherwise noted at the bottom of an article, all of our written content is available through the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. Here is an example of the standard attribution we require from people who are reprinting material under this Creative Commons license.

© 2001 - 2015 All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission of The High Calling from The Secret of a Happy Life by Dave Peterson.

Please note, if you republish on a website, the original title must link back to the original article.

Can I use the videos?

Yes! Unless otherwise noted, all of our videos are available through the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license. Our videos are available for free streaming through YouTube, and many of them are available for streaming and download through Vimeo. We encourage you to use our videos, so long as you include attribution and do not remix them, alter them, or sell them.

Can I use the images?

Unfortunately, no. We don't own the rights for reprinting images used on our site. If you're interested in pursuing rights, you could ask the rights holder for permission. Information about image rights holders is at the bottom of each image.

Why should I subscribe to The High Calling?

Our free subscription provides you with inspirational content. Receive our devotional materials delivered right to your inbox when you subscribe to "Daily Reflections" and "Weekly Calling".

Subscribing means you can be the first to share insights you've had while reading new content on The High Calling. Leave comments here and lead conversations elsewhere on social media or in small groups, helping others think about integrative faith.

How can I write for The High Calling?

Because we have such a limited staff, we do not accept writing submissions except through our Share Your Story prompts.

What if I'm asked to write for The High Calling?

We want to hear your stories, the ones that only you can tell. Why insist on stories? Heath & Heath note, "Stories have the amazing dual power to simulate and inspire." This often leads a listener to action. Our tagline is "conversations about work, life, and God." In the end, we hope our readers will be inspired to act.