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 Fall 2000 Edition

 

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Tools of Character

DANTE HAD IT right when he emphasized the need to build our character in preparation for fulfilling our purpose or vocation. In our Literature feature Tools of Character, Arthur Paul Patterson traces the concept of vocation through Dante's Inferno in order to discover attitudes that could potentially aid us in getting ready to fully enter our vocation. more...

   
 

Ask the Popcorn Man...

IN OUR SPIRITUALITY section, we stress the importance of distinguishing between job and personal calling. A proper grasp of vocation can dignify the most apparently mundane work. If you don't believe it, Ask the Popcorn Man... whose simple example shows that work can fulfill a higher purpose. more...

 

 

 

Bringing Yourself to Work

SOMETIMES IT IS helpful to get vocational coaching. Our Community section includes two essays that make concrete the task of vocation. Bringing Yourself to Work describes the step-by-step process that Arthur Paul Patterson and Linda Tiessen-Wiebe developed as Linda sought to bring herself to work. Linda and Cal Wiebe, members of our local Watershed Community, share their quest for a meaningful approach to work by reviewing Dorothy Soelle's and Matthew Fox's books on Spirituality and Work. more...

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