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Tim Keller on Vocation

July 4, 2010

The following Quote is attributed to Tim Keller:

You can’t just disciple people on how to be Christians in their private lives (e.g. prayer, witnessing, Bible study). Center-city people don’t have much of a “private life.” If you are in finance, or art, or acting or medicine, your vocation dominates your life and your time. Discipleship must include how to be distinctively Christian within your job, including how to handle the particular temptations and ethical quandaries, and how to produce work in one’s own field from a distinctly Christian world-view. ”

“The Church today can’t just teach objective knowledge about the Bible. It can’t just focus upon spiritual praxis. It can’t just just provide moral teachings as well…not anymore. When non-Christians are exposed to the Church’s message, they really need to see how it looks like if they were to step into the light.  The only way to do that is to build communities where this intentional integration of the Gospel into vocation is vibrantly embraced and highly visible. The new rules and approach to evangelism now take on a wholistic ministry approach.”

For a more detailed understanding of the role of evangelism and the great commission in a broader understanding of career, calling and profession consider reading Professionals: Men and Women Partnering with the Trinity in Everyday Life.

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  1. July 24, 2010 9:49 pm

    It’s posts like this that keep me coming back and checking this site regularly, thanks for the info!

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