For Lutherans, vocation is at the heart of our lives as Christians. We believe that our faith and our work intersect in such a way that every daily act can become a ministry that reveals Christ for the life of the world.
Early in the Reformation, Martin Luther recognized that ministry was not only the world of those who served within the holy offices of the church. But instead he argued that everyday work is imbued with spiritual significance. He wrote in The Babylonian Captivity of the Church that,
“…the works of monks and priests, however holy and arduous they may be, do not differ on whit in the sight of God from the works of the rustic laborer in the field or the woman going about her household tasks…all works are measured before God by faith alone.”
So, in keeping with this very deeply held part of Lutheran theology, we offer this blog to show everyday examples of how faith and life intersect in the most unique and astounding ways. Come visit our site each week to get a different perspective from a variety of authors who are not all part of the clergy, but are still active in ministry as they live out their vocation, called as children of God.