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 +
Jun 6, 2006

The Ten Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment: An Interview with T. D. Jakes

T. D. Jakes, pastor and businessman, has a long list of accomplishments, growing ever longer. In the past year alone, while leading The Potter’s House Church, one of the nation’s largest, he co-produced and appeared in Woman, Thou Art Loosed , a mainstream film about childhood sexual abuse and redemption...Read more +
Jan 9, 2015

What Does It Mean to Trust Jesus?

Matthew 5:3(b)
The Old Testament ends with a curse! Malachi writes God’s words for Israel: “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to...Read more +
Jan 9, 2015

All Things New: In the Winter of Despair

Each year I think I’ll enjoy winter—I imagine building snowmen, watching little kids lick icicles, having snowball fights, and wrestling with my kids in the tall snow. But with each fun winter activity comes the cold, the deadness of the plants, the dreary skies. By about mid-January, I’ve had enough...Read more +
Jan 2, 2015

God at Work: Vehicles for Grace

Do you ever wonder if the work you do matters? Those of us with jobs in classrooms, cubicles, and cafés sometimes doubt that our lives make an eternal difference. We question if our positions are as valuable in God’s eyes as the occupation of “missionary” or “minister.” Be encouraged: when...Read more +
Jan 14, 2015

I’ll Die if I Don’t

Matthew 5:3-10
We all know what it’s like to be hungry for food or thirsty for drink. These pangs and cravings are part of the body’s miraculous early warning system about the essential things we need for survival. When you begin to experience hunger or thirst, you are as they say, “on...Read more +
Jan 16, 2015

Paying Well: Compensation Is Never Straightforward

We laughed out loud, the three of us shivering in the garage, breath visible in the biting cold, before one of them handed me some folded cash. I took it like an after-thought, like it didn’t matter, then slipped it into my pocket while making another joke about winter. I...Read more +
Jan 2, 2015

God at Work: Student with Down Syndrome Collaborates with Photographer

by Bob Smietana
The signs of God’s kingdom at work are often hidden in plain sight. And they’re easy to miss. Especially when we’re distracted by more mundane concerns like work deadlines and the busyness of day-to-day life. Sometimes you have to stop and take a second look, says Larry McCormack. This past...Read more +
Jan 6, 2015

Do You Have the Strength to Follow Jesus?

Matthew 5:1
Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount begins with three minor notes that are nevertheless worth our attention. First, “Jesus saw the crowds.” Later we will be told that Jesus “looked on the crowds with compassion.” Jesus saw people in the way an MRI, an X-ray, or a CT scan can see...Read more +
Jan 16, 2015

Find Focus in a World of Distraction

Matthew 5:3-10
Jesus begins his Sermon on the Mount with a description of eight provocative blessings. If you were to think of these blessings as eight mountains in the grand Himalayan chain, I think many would find today’s blessing to be Mount Everest—the most difficult of all—to be pure in heart ...Read more +