Mon, 28 September 2009
Stuck in a dead-end job? Move. Or don’t. Sometimes a change of attitude or perhaps, of consciousness is really what’s called for. Could it be that our upwardly mobile, self-centered culture puts too much emphasis on moving on and too little emphasis on staying put? There are times in our lives when only faith can see us through.
Direct download: A_Job_of_Work_to_Do_Rob_Eller-Isaacs_September_27_2009.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Vocation -- posted at: 11:46am CDT
Mon, 21 September 2009
How do we know when we have been "called" to particular work or tasks? How do we respond to numerous calls coming from different directions? How do we do as Quaker educator Parker Palmer says, "Let our lives speak"? Janne explores this dimension of vocation.
Direct download: Holy_Discernment_Janne_Eller-Isaacs_September_20_2009.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Vocation -- posted at: 2:43pm CDT
Tue, 8 September 2009
Labor advocates and spiritual progressives have found common cause for a century and a half in Minnesota and the nation. The righteousness of all God’s children getting fair recompense and enjoying the fruit of their labor is foundational for the Judeo-Christian tradition, and others too. After decades of progress earlier in the 20th century for working people, Labor Day 2009 finds us at low ebb. Union membership has declined sharply over the last 30 years and middle- and lower-income households now have a smaller share of total income than they’ve had since the Depression. But there’s new hope and energy rising, and a growing understanding among business leaders that we must obey Donna Summers’ message in her hard-driving 1983 anthem for working women (and men): We’d better treat them right.
Direct download: She_Works_Hard_for_the_Money_Dane_Smith_September_6_2009.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Vocation -- posted at: 11:53am CDT