Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Theology of Vocation

Gene Veith, writing in Tabletalk:
Do you want to know how Christians can influence the culture? How to have a strong family? Do you want to know the meaning of your life? Do you want to know how authority works? Then attend to the Reformation doctrine of vocation.

This strangely neglected doctrine has to do with how God providentially governs the world of human beings. It also constitutes the theology of the Christian life.

The article is a great summary of Veith's book, God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life, which I found very helpful.

Veith views God at Work as a simplified retelling of Gustaf Wingren's book, Luther on Vocation, which opened his eyes, changed his paradigm, and helped him to see the Christian life in a whole new way.