Dec 26, 2014

Best of 2014: Five Short Videos That Give You Hope

What do a chocolate chef, a wrangler, and a machinist all have in common? Along with the President of Fuller Seminar and a President of the United States, they are the subjects of our most popular videos last year. In 2014, videos from The High Calling passed more than a...Read more +
Dec 26, 2014

Best of 2014: Five Articles about Faith and Daily Work

Last year, The High Calling partnered with the Theology of Work Project and the Kern Family Foundation to create a new Patheos channel on the integration of work and Christian faith. We focused on a variety of topics, from pop culture to old fashioned interviews. Our intern’s article about Pharrell...Read more +
Dec 26, 2014

Best of 2014: Five Quick Reads to Help You Honor God

Last year, The High Calling began releasing content in weekly themes related to the integration of faith and every day life. We talked about dreams and hospitality and scarcity. We talked theology and self-help and inspiration. We even sent a team to Ferguson, Missouri, to talk with police and pastors...Read more +
Dec 26, 2014

Best of 2014: Is the Bible Worth Reading?

Some days I grow weary of the debate. Other days I think it’s just noise; it doesn’t matter. And many days, I’m ashamed to admit, my behavior says, I don’t think it’s worth the time it’d take to go to the Bible . I hear people saying faith is unreasonable,...Read more +
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 +