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  • Paperback
  • 244 pages
  • Calling All Years Good
  • Kathleen A. Cahalan
  • 16 October 2016
  • 9780802874245

3 thoughts on “Calling All Years Good

  1. Bob Wolniak Bob Wolniak says:

    Examines the issue of vocationcalling in each stage of life from childhood through to late adulthood and end of life concerns I felt the first chapter overview by Cahalan was worth the price it gave a broader perspective of vocational stewardship than I have seen elsewhere applicable to all of life's seasons

  2. Adam Adam says:

    Calling All Years Good is a collection of essays on how vocation changes throughout life's stages I read this as part of a graduate course on vocation and discernment The authors are practical theologians psychologists and educators Together they examine how God's call to the individual is uniue and indeed very good at each season of life childhood adolescence young adulthood middle adulthood late adulthood and older adulthood The book is introduced by Kathleen Cahalan of St John's University Minnesota Her opening chapter Callings over a Lifetime was one of the strongest chapters of the book Jane Patterson an exegetical theologian intersperses scriptural meditations throughout the book ending each chapter with a few pages of reflection on a particular Bible character who fit into the life stage just explored by the previous author There was much useful material in the collection; the authors freely draw from contemporary and older sociological and psychological research; they integrate the biblical meditations throughout their essays; they give the minister and teacher plenty to think about when it comes to counseling preaching teaching and spiritual direction; and the book should be a useful as an aid to introspective spiritual work for the reader herself or himself Some of the essays were theologically uneven; occasionally during my reading I forgot I was reading something published by Eerdman's Overall I do not think there was enough theological reflection; the biblical interludes were doubtlessly included to fill this hole but they served as distractions or in the case of the final one as deflections of real theological engagement Patterson ends the book with a chapter on resurrection in the Bible At one point she writes Resurrection of those who have died for their faith is a way of speaking about how a just God can still bring justice to an unjust situation even after the person in uestion has died Resurrection is God's vindication of the righteous after their unjust death and the vindication of God's Messiah is the primary understanding of the significance of Jesus's resurrection in the New Testament Gospels Christ's resurrection is indeed God's vindication of the Son Yet resurrection is not only a way of speaking and its primary understanding in the New Testament is not only vindication The dead Jesus became alive again and made his appearance to the women and to many disciples His appearance means He is Lord and God It means He is the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep The Fathers pictured Him as the first Man to climb out of a deep pit Now He leans over the side and helps each one of us escape Resurrection is a sure and certain hope a clear picture of triumph in Christ a song of victory over death Patterson has reduced it to a way of speaking about justice This soft politically correct view of resurrection undoubtedly influenced by post modern secular leanings is not the confession of the Faith of the Apostles It's a weak final chapter of an otherwise helpful though at times uneven book

  3. Geoffrey Bateman Geoffrey Bateman says:

    I read this collection of essay about vocation and different life phases in preparation for a reunion of the NetVUE Faculty Seminar that I attended last summer and it was a perfect way to find my way back to these discussions after a year of administrative duties that took me away from them Not to mention the ability to reflect on the issues raised with a fabulous community of folks working on these issues at other institutions I especially appreciated how the various authors considering the shifting nature of vocation calling purpose and community as we age It both affirmed experiences I've had and am having and opened up insights into what might be coming Even so though it provides us with a way to think about vocation as embodied which I'm finding especially helpful as I begin to think about vocation in relation to LGBT folks

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Calling All Years Good[Download] ➸ Calling All Years Good ➽ Kathleen A. Cahalan – A uniuely comprehensive discussion of vocation from infancy to old age Do infants have a vocation Do Alzheimer's patients In popular culture vocation is often reduced to adult work or church ministry A uniuely comprehensive discussion of vocation from infancy to old age Do infants have a vocation Do Alzheimer's patients In popular culture vocation is often reduced to adult work or church ministry Rarely do we consider childhood or old age as crucial times for commencing or culminating a life of faith in response to God's calling This book addresses that gap by showing how vocation emerges and evolves over the course of an entire lifetime The authors cover six of life's distinct seasons Calling All Kindle - weaving together personal narrative developmental theory case studies and spiritual practices  Calling All Years Good grounds the discussion of vocation in concrete realities and builds a cohesive framework for understanding calling throughout all of life.