Is vocation more like a noun or a verb? This post reflects on Kathleen Cahalan's new take on the kinds of words we use when we think about vocation.Read More
Welcome to On Vocation – a blog from Opus: The Art of Work, just for staff and faculty of Wheaton College.
We know many of our students struggle with the concept of vocation—but it’s such a big, complicated subject, and we’re all so pressed for time! In On Vocation you’ll find concise, yet substantial pieces of vocational wisdom curated from our program materials, interviews with colleagues, media clips and more.
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"What job/career/occupation does God want me to have?" It's a fair question, and an important one if you're in the high-pressure process of looking for a job.Read More
Grant Hensel '15 is from Chicago and studied business/economics at Wheaton College. Grant is the founder and CEO of the RoundUp App. In this MyWheaton blog post, Grant reflects on his experience this past summer as an Emerging Founder with Praxis.Read More
Dorothy L. Sayers was so passionate about vocation that her friend C. S. Lewis once wrote her “Hey! Whoa!” in response. Her galloping commitment to “Christian work” – which for her potentially included all work – developed out of life experiences.Read More
In this brief, TED-style video, Dr. Vince Bacote takes the idea of "benediction" and applies it to our work in a pluralistic world.Read More
This edition of On Vocation takes us to the intersection of spiritual formation and vocation, highlighting a significant finding in the College’s recent alumni survey and peeking under the hood of Opus’s Staff & Faculty Vocation Seminar.Read More
Opus Director Chris Armstrong makes the case for the critical importance of seeing calling as plural rather than singular—we all have multiple callings at any given time, and they change over time.Read More
This issue features a chapel talk video on "why students should not follow their passions" along with a short summary and reflection questions. The talk was given in October 2016 by Bethany Jenkins from Kings College.Read More
"It takes a college" to form a student vocationally, and it helps if we work from a common language and narrative about vocation. For a peek into Opus's common vocational language, look at this handy table and brief narrative.Read More
What do the classic spiritual disciplines have to do with students becoming the sorts of people who will work hard and well to help others flourish? And how can we - their teachers and mentors - help them in the process?Read More
Opus Assistant Director Ben Norquist interviewed Dr. Read Schuchardt on themes of vocation in Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life.Read More
Amy Sherman, Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, spoke eloquently on “Vocational Faithfulness as Public Discipleship” at the second biennial Faith@Work Summit.Read More
What, exactly, does Opus do at Wheaton College? We’re glad you asked . . .Read More
Wheaton College has selected Marilynne Robinson's Gilead as the Core Book this year—that is, the book we read together to “foster a shared experience across the campus community” around themes from the Christ at the Core general education curriculum.Read More
Three myths can keep our students from serving God effectively in seemingly secular workplaces and sectors. Here’s what they are, and how to help our students bust them...Read More