Nov 21, 2014

Don't Worry, Be Thankful: The Dark Side of the High Calling

Do you know about the dark side of The High Calling? No, Darth Vader isn’t one of our editors, nor any of the other Star Wars bad guys. But there is a dark side to every good thing when we twist it and wrench it into an idol. The High...Read more +
Oct 15, 2014

Your Work Is Not as Important as You Want It To Be: A Review of Mark Labberton’s New Book

The American church is in crisis. We have traded Christ’s passion for our own church programs. We have traded the Kingdom of God for the kingdom of politics. We have traded selfless community, existing to worship God and serve others, for selfish community, existing to entertain ourselves and maintain a...Read more +
Sep 26, 2014

Vocation Focus: Seven Ideas to Help You Live With Greater Focus

The average person checks his cell phone 150 times each day. Is it any wonder that we feel unfocused and distracted? Years before social media exploded and smart phones pressured us with constant notifications, The Attention Economy discussed the limitations of human bandwidth. Our brains can only process so much...Read more +
Sep 20, 2014

What Does the Bible Say About Performance Reviews?

Proverbs 27:17
My wife and I have had the same stainless steel kitchen knives since we got married in 1995. When the blades grow dull, I enjoy grabbing the sharpening steel and scraping metal against metal until everything is nice and sharp again. The sound makes my son crazy. “Like fingernails on...Read more +
Sep 14, 2014

Is It a Sin to Judge Others?

Matthew 7:1-6
This year, I sat on the grand jury in my small hometown. Once a month for six months, we convened to review half of the criminal cases to decide whether to indict the accused and go to trial or to throw the case out. Grand Juries exist, the judge told...Read more +
Sep 13, 2014

When It Feels Risky to Talk About God

Isaiah 6: 1-13
All week long at The High Calling, we have been talking about storytelling in the workplace. At the beginning of the week, we looked at Jesus’ explanation of parables . On the surface, it appears Jesus told stories so people wouldn’t understand. Instead, scholars point out Jesus told stories knowing...Read more +
Sep 7, 2014

Why Did Jesus Tell Stories That People Couldn’t Understand?

Matthew 13:13, 16
All week at The High Calling, we are talking about storytelling in the workplace—as an act of evangelism and an expression of truth. We have always valued stories as a way to help people understand how to integrate faith and work. This is why so many authors share specific, often...Read more +
Aug 26, 2014

What Ferguson Taught Us: Two Ways You Can Pray for Your Community

At The High Calling we talk a lot about vocation and calling and the integration of faith and work. Sometimes, as we do our work, we make mistakes. Sometimes, mistakes are made by others. Sometimes, our credibility at work and in our community comes into question. Sometimes, our credibility deserves...Read more +
Jul 13, 2014

Working for Free: The Unpaid Professional

“What time is Mom getting off work?” my son asks as I tuck him into bed. “It’s tech week at the theater,” I say. He knows this means long rehearsals and late nights, and he is a little sad. So I remind him, “Tech week is only a week long...Read more +
Jul 1, 2014

Summer 2014 High Calling Video Contest

High Calling Contest - Share Your Story
Share your story of serving God in everyday ordinary work, for a chance to win $1000 scholarship for spiritual renewal!Read more +