The Seamless Life
We all want to make sense of life, of who we are and why we are, and to know that what we do-day in and day out-matters. But the daily demands-work, eat, sleep, repeat-often lead to a life that feels...
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We all want to make sense of life, of who we are and why we are, and to know that what we do-day in and day out-matters. But the daily demands-work, eat, sleep, repeat-often lead to a life that feels void of meaning and disjointed from our deepest beliefs about faith, hope, and love. Steven Garber challenges us to move beyond our fragmented sense of reality and began to see all we are and all we do-our work, our play, our relationships, our worship, our loves-as significant to God and to what God is doing in the world. Once we discover that there is no chasm between heaven and earth, and begin to see the truest truths of the universe woven into the very meaning of life, labor, learning and liturgy, we are able to understand the coherence of the work of God and of our lives in the world. This is the seamless life-to recognize the hand of God and the handiwork of God right in the middle of our ordinary lives. To see all of life as sacred. And to understand that it all matters.
Steven Garber is the director of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation & Culture, an educational center in Washington, D.C., focused on helping people understand the integral character of their lives and the ways that belief shapes behavior in the context of history. Formerly on InterVarsity Christian Fellowship staff, for many years he was also a member of the faculty of the American Studies Program on Capitol Hill. He served as Scholar in Residence for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities and as Lilly Faculty Scholar at Calvin College. Garber is a Senior Fellow for both the C. S. Lewis Institute and the Fellows Initiative. He recently contributed to the bookGet Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalogue. He lives in Virginia.
- We All Want To Make Sense Of Life, Of Who We Are And Why We Are, And To Know That What We Do-day In And Day Out-matters. But The Daily Demands-work, Eat, Sleep, Repeat-often Lead To A Life That Feels Void Of Meaning And Disjointed From Our Deepest Beliefs About Faith, Hope, And Love. Steven Garber Challenges Us To Move Beyond Our Fragmented Sense Of Reality And Began To See All We Are And All We Do-our Work, Our Play, Our Relationships, Our Worship, Our Loves-as Significant To God And To What God Is Doing In The World. Once We Discover That There Is No Chasm Between Heaven And Earth, And Begin To See The Truest Truths Of The Universe Woven Into The Very Meaning Of Life, Labor, Learning And Liturgy, We Are Able To Understand The Coherence Of The Work Of God And Of Our Lives In The World. This Is The Seamless Life-to Recognize The Hand Of God And The Handiwork Of God Right In The Middle Of Our Ordinary Lives. To See All Of Life As Sacred. And To Understand That It All Matters.
- <strong>at Work In The World</strong>
- Madison Avenue, Mad Men, And Much More
- On Good Business
- Repairing The World
- Scrooge's Question Is Our Question
- Seek The Flourishing Of The City, Again And Again
- The Way The World Is Supposed To Be
- Vocation As Sacramental And Seamless
- Work Matters
- <strong>vocation And Occupation</strong>
- Cult. Cultivate. Culture
- Is There A Vocation In Seeing?
- Learning About Vocation
- Of What We Do And Why We Do It
- Making Sense Of Life And Labor
- Ora Et Labora
- Seeing Seamlessly
- Vocations As Sacramental Signposts
- When A Dream Becomes A Life
- <strong>making Sense Of Life</strong>
- A Disposition To Dualism
- A Hard Question
- Assuming Coherence
- What Makes A Good Life?
- Caritas And The Common Good
- De Profundis
- Laughing With The Devil, Laughing With God
- On Duty And Desire
- Unbroken And Broken
- A Wonderful Life
- A Longing For Grace
- <strong>life As Autobiography</strong>
- Stumbling Along, Longing For Grace
- Being Implicated
- Friendship Isn’t Second Best
- Remarkable Joy, Remarkable Sorrow
- On Mere Christianity
- The Sangre De Cristos
- Uncommon Grace, Uncommon Heroism
- Waking To The Morning Light
- Who Are We And Why Does It Matter?
- Whole Hearts, Broken Hearts
- Conclusion (always Winter, Never Christmas)