November 19, 2017

Vocation: A Hopeful Sign

By Chaplain Mike

Scot, this sounds great. Too often in things I’ve read, “missional” is just another word for “church programs,” only this time they take place outside the church walls rather than within them. This, on the other hand, sounds more like the Lutheran doctrine of “vocation,” which I have come to think is under-appreciated by evangelicals. On Internet Monk, we have been calling for a return to an emphasis on vocation, and perhaps a book like this is a helpful sign that some are getting it. (Chaplain Mike, comment on Jesus Creed blog, 1/17/11)

I hope you will take a few moments and read the recommendation of a new book Scot McKnight has given on Jesus Creed today. The book is The Missional Mom: Living with Purpose at Home & in the World, by Helen Lee.

I think Scot hits the nail on the head when he comments,

I believe the central questions of missional people are “What is God doing?” and “What can I do to help you?”

This sounds like just the kind of emphasis on “vocation” that we’ve been advocating here on Internet Monk. I hope so. I’m looking forward to reading it.