Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Being Called ≠ Self-Seeking Suffering: Flipping the divine, radical-adventure motif

What does it mean to be called? More specifically, what does it mean for the Christian to be called?

Does it mean being called to a radical, life-changing adventure? There are a number of recent books that seem to suggest that's exactly what it means.

Frederick Buechner on Calling: Your Deep Gladness & The World's Deep Hunger

As I noted in a recent postParker Palmer has some rich thoughts for those asking questions about vocation and calling in his bookLet Your Life Speak. As much as I appreciate Palmer's work, I think the Presbyterian minister, novelist, and memoirist Frederick Buechner helps move the conversation forward.