She found working on Wall Street exhilarating -- until the day she began to sense an emptiness in the canyons of power and money, says a former corporate lawyer who now leads a very different life as a PCUSA pastor.
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Before reciting her vows, Sister Joanna kneels before Sister Anne Marie, superior of Valley of Our Lady Monastery. Photos by Kevin Clark
After years of discernment, a young Catholic woman enters the monastery -- and a life of prayer as a cloistered nun.
After years of looking for his one true vocation, a seminary professor of Christian spirituality considers an alternative picture of vocation. What if it’s not a single star we should follow but a constellation?
More than just another personality test, the Enneagram is a sacred map of the soul, writes a Christian activist and contemplative.
The congregation of Turner Memorial AME Church in Hyattsville, Maryland, where Natasha Jamison Gadson recently joined the staff. Photo courtesy of Turner AME
Resigning from a thriving megachurch was emotional and difficult for a minister on the staff. But once she realized that staying in a comfortable place was not the best use of her gifts, she knew it was time to go.
A classroom exercise in reading John Cassian opened students’ imaginations to the way ancient practices can be applied to contemporary issues, writes a seminary professor.
A Baptist pastor has wondered throughout his career: Why do seekers show up and engage in worship or other spiritual practices?
Participants in the Johnson Service Corps, an Episcopal Service Corps program in North Carolina, working on a Habitat for Humanity building site. From left to right: Mentor Joe Coates, Jim Douglas, Daniel Kamakura, Adwoa Asare, Christina Massee, Amanda Drury, Emily Pierce Douglas and Holly Mueller.
Photos courtesy of Adwoa Asare
At a time when millennials are abandoning religion and service programs, the Episcopal Service Corps is growing, in part because of a lean structure and partner-based funding model.
'Vocation' suggests freedom, meaning and joy; 'work,' a paycheck. A young Christian writer wonders how to have both, and finds in the notion of 'livelihood' a possible answer.
Ask yourself: What do you feel called to do? What are your gifts? What does your institution need?