The High Calling promises conversation about work, life, and God. Over the years, many people have suggested that God should come first in that list. We certainly agree that our primary purpose in life is to glorify God, but we also know that Christians have settled into a particular way of talking about God, especially as he relates to our work.

While The High Calling is most interested in the theology of work, we recognize that our faith in God goes beyond our human vocations. When we are stressed at work or burdened in our communities, the best thing for us is to redirect our focus. Every morning we study a passage from the Bible in our Daily Reflections, but many of our articles simply encourage each of us to keep the faith.

In this age of doubt and cynicism, we hope you’ll find encouragement in these best faith articles of 2012.

Best of 2012 Faith Broken and Restored Broken and Restored

By Drew Randle

An active youth minister in a local church called me up not too long ago with a probing issue. Facts had surfaced that his wife was having an affair.
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    Living Our Litanies Living Our Litanies

By Charity Singleton

After my first and toughest cancer treatment, I stopped planning, lived one day at a time for months on end. I wasn't sure if I would make it.
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    Called to Be Faithful, Not Successful Called to Be Faithful, Not Successful

By Mark D. Roberts

Most Christians know that they should be sharing their faith with others, that this is part of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. But, most Christians feel very uneasy about this duty.
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     Easter as a Cultural Act Everything Matters: Easter as a Cultural Act

By Emily Wierenga

When I’m wiping one of my boys’ bums or singing them to sleep for the third time that night or bending low to hug them after they’ve tried to hit me, then maybe I’m loving Jesus. It feels a lot like work.
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     My Fast from Ladder Climbing More Than a Sabbath: My Fast from Ladder Climbing

By Heather Holleman

When did this fight to climb the ladder begin? In first grade—six years old!—I remember the thrill of winning an award. I thought that if I could just keep winning, perhaps I wouldn’t be lonely.
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Image by Jenny Downing. Used with permission. Sourced via Flickr. This post is an edited reprint byCharity Singleton.  


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