From the Fall, 1992 issue of Touchstone
Salt & Light by Donald G. Bloesch

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Salt & Light

Our Vocation to Holiness
by Donald G. Bloesch

A case can be made that the dominant affliction in the contemporary world is the anxiety of meaninglessness. This is indissolubly linked to a crisis in vocation, which affects even those in the ministry. A growing number of students coming to seminaries today are seeking for a vocation rather than claiming a vocation. Some are even in quest of a faith and are therefore abysmally unprepared to witness to a faith. Mirroring the wider culture, too many of us who call ourselves Christian are preoccupied with self-fulfillment rather than service, with emotional and social security rather than holiness.

What we do not adequately see is that people are put on this earth . . .


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