Albert Mohler: The Loss of Vocation and its Recovery -- The Listening Heart
Friday, October 26, 2007
The concept of vocation -- in the theological sense of a calling -- has all but disappeared from contemporary society. The late Professor A. J. Conyers blames this loss on the rise of confidence in personal autonomy and an absolute demand for personal choice in all dimensions of life.
In The Listening Heart: Vocation and the Crisis of Modern Culture [Spence Publishing], Conyers said he was writing for readers "who cannot, for their life, take modern western culture at face value," and for those "who suspect that the modern, western world, even with its productivity, lacks something essential to the human spirit." the rest