Fulfilling our Vocation

A couple weeks ago we observed Labor Day, a time to reflect on our vocation. Typically, the meaning of that word is synonymous with employment, career, or occupation. Yet Martin Luther had a much more expansive view of vocation. Our primary vocation as Christians is to love and serve our neighbor and the world that God so loves. We do that through our work in the workplace by using the gifts God has given us to the best of our ability, and by…

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Messages from Agriculture

Living in Idaho, we can relate to Jesus’ agricultural parables - the sower and the seeds, the workers in the vineyard, the wheat and the weeds. The farming and gardening process holds lessons we can apply to other kingdom ministries. For example, I recently helped conduct interviews with the ministry partners of Trinity Lutheran, Nampa. We asked how the pandemic had impacted those ministries. Please watch this short interview with Paulette Blaseg and Sheila Anderson of Trinity Community Garden, Inc. https://youtu.be/FURdPYGpSQM The words…

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