The High Calling

The High Calling is a production of the Theology of Work Project in partnership with the H. E. Butt Family Foundation. Here you'll discover a range of stories that help you think deeply about how your faith relates to your work and the culture you live in.

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Life for leaders devotionals


Are You Giving Back to God What Belongs to Him?

January 17th, 2017

Then Jesus added something that reframed the whole issue: “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s” (12:17). How intriguing! It’s as if Jesus were saying that the whole taxation issue wasn’t the main point. What people did with Caesar’s money didn’t matter nearly as much with what they did with that which belonged to God.

Was the Father a Fool?

January 16th, 2017

Was our Heavenly Father a fool to send his beloved Son to save the Jewish people and, even more, the whole world?

Write the Vision

January 15th, 2017

I am a consultant to visionaries and spend a great amount of time assisting them in executing their aspirations. Visionaries tend to be big thinkers, risk takers, and trailblazers who exhibit great amounts of faith. They are ahead of their time, and seem to live and think in the future. These qualities make them admirable, since they truthfully are the driving force behind societal changes. I personally draw inspiration from these leaders because of their courage and resilience.

Parable of the Sower: Learning to Follow

January 14th, 2017

Seeing the genesis of our leadership as a seed is helpful in a number of ways...

Why Do We Keep on Praying When God Doesn’t Answer?

January 13th, 2017

In Psalm 55, David affirms the reality of answered prayer. When David cries out to God, “He rescues me unharmed” (55:18). According to this psalm, God hears David's prayer and responds in ways that satisfy David's longings. What a fine rationale for prayer! But this psalm says more about prayer than this. It also illustrates the paradox of faithful prayer.

What Forgiveness Is Not . . . and Is

January 12th, 2017

One of the reasons many of us struggle with forgiveness is that we misunderstand what it is . . . and what it is not. Yet, if we are going to follow Jesus’s teaching and forgive others so that God might forgive us, then we had better know what we should do . . . and not do.