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Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Theology, Work | 0 comments

Video Release: Eugene Peterson on Vocation

Video Release: Eugene Peterson on Vocation

On New Years Eve, 1868, Andrew Carnegie sat alone in his room in the St. Nicholas Hotel in New York. Only 33 years old, he had already been successful beyond his wildest dreams. That year he made $56,110 and had accumulated $400,000 in assets. But his heart was restless. New Years Eve was a time of sober reflection for Scottish Calvinists. Though an atheist, Carnegie the Scot picked up a pen and wrote that night, “To continue much longer overwhelmed by business cares and with most of my thoughts wholly upon the way to make more money in the shortest time must degrade me beyond hope of permanent recovery.” Though he delayed in taking action, that night he committed to get a thorough education, take part in “public matters especially those connected with education and the improvement of the poorer classes” and “choose the life which will be the most elevating in character.” For many of us, New Years is a time to examine our lives and make plans...

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Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Work | 0 comments

What would you ask Eugene Peterson about your work?

What would you ask Eugene Peterson about your work?

  If you could sit down with Eugene Peterson, the author of The Message, and ask him any question about your work or career, what would it be? This fall, Denver Institute for Faith & Work, along with Cherry Creek Presbyterian, New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Littleton Christian Church, and Bloom Church, is hosting a special dinner for the residents of Colorado.  The dinner will feature several short video clips of Eugene Peterson answering your toughest and most honest questions about calling, theology, and career. To get the video, this Spring we will be traveling to Eugene Peterson’s home in Montana to ask him your questions about work, vocation, career and the Bible. And so before we go to his home, we want to hear your heart and thoughts. We will be collecting questions from you for the next two week on anything related to calling, work, career and the Christian faith. The top three questions will both actually be asked to Eugene Peterson for the video recording...

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