Vocation

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Martin Marklin examines one of his 150 beehives near his liturgical candlemaking business in Contoocook, New Hampshire.  Photo courtesy of Casey Atkins

'Be the bee': The beehive as a metaphor for life in Christian community

When liturgical candle maker Martin Marklin became curious about the creatures making the wax he used in his business, he found his life and work transformed. In this 5-minute video, Marklin explains what bees can teach us about living as Christians.

Nedgine Paul founded the nonprofit Anseye Pou Ayiti -- roughly translated as "teach for Haiti" -- to improve the educational system in Haiti. Photo courtesy of Anseye Pou Ayiti

Nedgine Paul: Proving what is possible in Haiti

Reforming the Haitian educational system is a challenge. But by focusing on the country’s rich culture, customs and community, it is possible to make a difference, says the founder of a leadership development organization for teacher-leaders in Haiti.

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Vocation: How does God call us to live our faith?

Theologian Frederick Buechner is often quoted as saying, “Vocation is the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.” In this set of four visual poems with accompanying lesson plans, a small group can explore how God calls all Christians to live their faith.

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