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Looking to the Future of Work

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

A level of uncertainty is often felt by college students and their parents when thinking about the future of work, and it isn't just a general fear of change--they wonder about the stability of the future they are working so hard to achieve.

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Tags: Vocation and Calling

Vocation as Preposition

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

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.

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Tags: The Liberal Arts Vocation and Calling

Redemptive Entrepreneurship and the Liberal Arts

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

Grant Hensel '15

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.

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Her Galloping Commitment

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

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.

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Tags: Spiritual Formation

Benediction

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

In this brief, TED-style video, Dr. Vince Bacote takes the idea of "benediction" and applies it to our work in a pluralistic world.

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Tags: Spiritual Formation Vocation and Calling

The Integrated Life: Where Formation Meets Vocation

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

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.

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From "The Call" to "On Call"

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

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.

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Why Skills Trump Passion

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

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.

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Tags: Spiritual Formation Vocation and Calling

Key Vocation Ideas: A Guide for the Perplexed

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

"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.

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Tags: Spiritual Formation

From Worldview to Way of Life

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

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?

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The Way of Nature and the Way of Grace

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

Opus Assistant Director Ben Norquist interviewed Dr. Read Schuchardt on themes of vocation in Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life.

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Vocational Faithfulness as Public Discipleship

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

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.

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