The Calling – A Growing Interest in Vocation

I’ve been watching a documentary on PBS called The Calling. It follows “seven young religious students — Muslim, Catholic, Evangelical Christian, and Jewish — who are on a dramatic journey as they train to become the next generation of professional clergy.” While the documentary is focused on professional clergy, the concept has been expanded to allow people of any occupation to share stories on the companion site http://www.whatsyourcalling.org/. You can read stories from Jazz musicians to social workers.

The Calling is not only an interesting look at the various ways professional clergy are formed in differing religious traditions, but it is another example of the seemingly growing interest in the concept of vocation. While vocation is a part of our Lutheran theological heritage, in the past few years, secular and evangelical voices have had more to say on the topic. Maybe it’s time to jump into the conversation. If you are watching The Calling as well, share your reactions, thoughts on vocation, or insights gained about clergy training in the comment section of this post.

Link to The Calling on PBS: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/calling/

The Calling on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/the-calling/id405308511

Related posts

Pondering Our Death

Pondering Our Death


Pondering Our Death

What do you do with the body?

Symposium Preview: Sectionals

Symposium Preview: Sectionals


Symposium Preview: Sectionals

A wide range of speakers exploring answers not only to "What does this mean?" but "How is this done?"

Symposium Preview: Special Events

Symposium Preview: Special Events


Symposium Preview: Special Events

Golf, home brew, alumni reunions...and JIM VOELZ doing what he does best.

Leave a comment