Blog Posts - Vocation



The Artist formerly known as Priest

A friend wrote a text note in which she referred to me as "the artist formerly known as priest."I was delighted, of course. I have indeed been known as "priest" for a long time now, and glad of it. I have been sure of the call, the vocation, from ord...
by Preludium on Aug 6, 2016

The Leading of the 5,000 part 2 - vocations and canaries

Every few years the CofE publishes an analysis of the number of vicars, and the latest (covering up to 2015) has just been published. By some distance, the most-read post on this blog is 'The Leading of the 5000?', based on the previous set of clerg...
by Opinionated Vicar on Jun 3, 2016

When was the last time you......?

Speaking about vocation is a bit like asking for more Sunday School teachers. The generalised notice at the front of church has pretty much no effect; a few face to face conversations along the ‘have you ever thought of…?’ lines is much more li...
by Opinionated Vicar on May 17, 2016

Preaching at the Crossroads (of Postmodernism, Secularism, and Pluralism)

David J. Lose, in his Preaching at the Crossroads (Fortress Press, 2013), helps preachers respond to three significant cultural trends: postmodernism, secularism, and pluralism. Postmodernism, according to Lose, asks an epistemological question: R...
by Words on the Word on Apr 6, 2016

Find Your Passion

The Japanese have a word -ikigai , that means roughly “that which most makes one’s life seem worth living.” A way to systematically uncover ikigai and discover your purpose in life.  Filed under: Entrepreneurship, Theory, Tool Kit Tagged:...
by Wealthymatters on Apr 4, 2016

Find Your Passion

The Japanese have a word -ikigai , that means roughly “that which most makes one’s life seem worth living.” A way to systematically uncover ikigai and discover your purpose in life.  Filed under: Entrepreneurship, Theory, Tool Kit Tagged:...
by Wealthymatters on Apr 4, 2016

Tenth House in Aries

Have you found where the cusp of your Tenth Astrological House is? In case your Medium Coeli is in Aries, read on! The zodiac sign in which the cusp of the Tenth House stands will define the characteristics of that area of your life. In other words,...
by Mind Body and Spirit Wellbeing on Jun 12, 2015

Vocations.. and what it means to us as Christians.

Vocations.. and what it means to us as Christians. This Sunday is commonly refered to as either Good SHepherd Sunday, ( because the readings of this week all center around the theme of Jesus as the Good Shepherd), or it is also called Vocations Sunda...

The woman priest at Daulatabad Fort

It is mid-morning on a December day in 2013 at Daulatabad Fort. I have been climbing for about an hour or so in an attempt to reach the top of the hill Fort, pausing only to take photographs or sips of … Continue reading →...
by My Favourite Things on Jan 18, 2015

A DREAM VILLA TOP OF THE MOUNTAINS

A DREAM VILLA TOP OF THE MOUNTAINS Are You Ready for a Cool Holiday in a Different Place? You might have rested on the mountains, but we guarantee that you have not experienced the......
by Design Of Furniture on Oct 27, 2014

Where has God called me?

Vocation "it comes from the Latin vocare, to call, and means the work a man is called to by God. There are all different kinds of voices calling you to all different kinds of work, and the problem is to find out which is the voice of God rathe...
by Opinionated Vicar on Oct 23, 2014

On the road, in the fast lane.

Since I last posted, a lot has happened. I’ve just finished my first “proper” week at Trinity College Bristol, and before that had a VERY hectic induction week. The week before that, I moved house. Last Sunday, I left St Paul’...
by DeanRoberts.Net on Sep 27, 2014

042 Three Ways to Focus Your Life, with Tony Campolo

None of us want to reach the end of our lives and feel we've achieved little. Listen to my conversation with speaker, sociologist and prolific author Tony Campolo as we talk about his life, work, influences, and the three things we we can do to focus...
by Sheridan Voysey on Sep 24, 2014

General Advice for those attending a Provincial Discernment Panel.

In my last post, I gave a run through of what to expect at a Provincial Discernment Panel (or BAP / Bishop’s Advisory Panel / Provincial Selection Conference / blah blah blah). In this particular post, I’m going to give some basic pointer...
by DeanRoberts.Net on Jul 26, 2014

Anglican Priests.

Priests are called to be servants and shepherds among the people to whom they are sent. With their Bishop and fellow ministers, they are to proclaim the word of the Lord and to watch for the signs of God?s new creation. They are to be messenger...
by DeanRoberts.Net on Feb 22, 2014

Letter about Ordination from Most. Rev. Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales

As someone going through the vocation/selection/ordination process, the letter is encouraging…kind of. Though what is said on paper and what is done in practice need to match up. Too often the Church says it wants more clergy, yet what i...
by DeanRoberts.Net on Jan 16, 2014

Find Your Love

Filed under: Entrepreneurship, Tool Kit Tagged: do what you love, how to decide on a career, how to find your vocation, how to select a business to do, passion, postaday, Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs Quote...
by Wealthymatters on Aug 14, 2013

Vocation is …

Vocation A vocation is an occupation to which a person is specially drawn or for which he or she is suited, trained, or qualified. Though now often used in non-religious contexts, the meanings of the term originated in Christianity. Use … Conti...
by What is this ? on Jul 31, 2013

Prayer to Discern One’s Vocation

Here is a prayer for all those who are discerning their vocation. Lord Jesus, up until now, Thou hast been quietly preparing me to be Thy disciple. Now the time of preparation is ending. I seem to hear Thou saying … Continue reading →...
by Catholic Prayers on Jul 17, 2013

ERB Weekly Digest – June 21, 2013 – Bible, Gender, Sexuality, C.S. Lewis, Vocation, MORE

    Kindle Ebook Bargain! Two Collections of C.S. Lewis’s letters for only 99c each! http://erb.kingdomnow.org/c-s-lewis-2-collections-of-letters-for-99c-each-kindle-deal/   Subscribe now to our quarterly, print magazine! http://...
by The Englewood Review of Books on Jun 21, 2013


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