First Third Conversations

Bridging Life with Vocation and Identity

bridgeA blog post by Sara Quarberg

Image Credit: Lines and Paths by Wendy Soucie on Flickr

“Today I understand vocation quite differently – not as a goal to be achieved but as a gift to be received. Discovering vocation does not mean scrambling toward some prize just beyond my reach but accepting the treasure of true self I already possess. Vocation does not come from a voice ‘out there’ calling me to become something I am not. It comes from a voice ‘in here’ calling

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A Fresh Vision in Stewarding

A blog post by Jonathan Davis

Image Credit: Matthew 6:21 by Mengjie Jo on Flickr

I have this theory. Sometimes I wonder if theology and ministry are just like fashion -- it's all about what's trendy.

I listen to a lot of sermons. It seems that sermons on the same text over the years shift in focus and theology because we grow tired of the old ways. Sermons on the parable of the Prodigal Son years ago focused on the wayward son who squandered everything. But then it shifted to the older brother.

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