Who Has God Made You to Be? Visually Explore a Theology of Vocation

Jeremy Bouma on 8 months ago. Tagged under ,,,.

9780310520436_2How do you discover who God has made you to be, what gifts and skills he’s given you, and what responsibilities he’s entrusted to you?

Tim Challies and Josh Byers are here to help.

In their new book Visual Theology, they plumb the depths of a theology of vocation in a way that’s both engaging and informative to help believers live out “whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them.” (1 Corinthians 7:17)

Below we’ve briefly engaged their four aspects of vocation to provide insight into our probing questions about calling. Here’s what you’ll discover:

What we do is closely related to who we are. And as a Christian, you are responsible to give all of who…

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What Does God Want Me to Do with My Life? Michael Horton Explains

Jeremy Bouma on 10 months ago. Tagged under ,,,.

9780310525066‘Tis the season for commencement speeches. On June 12, 2005, Steve Jobs gave one of the more memorable ones. His advice to the Stanford graduating class? “You’ve got to find what you love.” This is a common answer to the graduate’s question, “What am I supposed to do with my life?”

But what about the Christian? What are we supposed to do with our life? Michael Horton has an answer, one that’s different from Jobs’s.

In his new book Core Christianity, a helpful guide that tackles the core beliefs that all Christians share, Horton directs our attention away from ourselves—finding what we love—and toward God and our neighbor. His advice on calling begins in a unique way, reminding us where we are and where we’re heading:

we are located…

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How Do You Raise Ordinary Children in an Extra-Ordinary World?

Jeremy Bouma on 1 year ago. Tagged under ,,,.

(Can’t see the video? Watch it here)

Ordinary by Michael HortonToday I’m celebrating my son’s first birthday, so today’s video from Michael Horton hits close to home. In it he fields an important question:

What tips do you have for raising children to be OK with ordinary—when the world and church only celebrate extremes?

What parent doesn’t believe their child is special, unique, extra-ordinary? Yet in his new book OrdinaryHorton cautions Christians against making the extraordinary an idol. In our video he gets specific to us parents.

“The joke is parents are living their lives through their children.” Horton says we should want our kids to find and live God’s calling—whether it’s being a janitor or surgeon—rather than our own unfulfilled ones.

Watch Horton’s video…

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