Media | Topic: Calling

Life After High School

Vocation and Calling

The Hill Family Lecture Series: Matthew Crawford

Filmed at the Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario, November 19, 2014.

Writes Crawford in his bestseller, Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work:
“Given the intrinsic richness of manual work—cognitively, socially, and in its broader psychic appeal—the question becomes why it has suffered such a devaluation as a component of education?”

How can we restore meaning and prestige to the trades? Cardus has been deeply involved in finding answers to this question with the Building Meaning Project. Crawford examines the history and philosophy surrounding this question through the lens of his own experience, going from office worker to motorcycle mechanic.
In the panel discussion following Crawford’s presentation, industry leaders share their points of view.

Life After High School

A one-minute radio spot from CPYU’s Youth Culture Today with Walt Mueller.

What if College was a Calling?

YCTodayDerek Melleby featured on Youth Culture Today, a 60-second daily radio show from CPYU that helps equip adults to better understand and respond to the complex and rapidly changing world of their children and teens, all from a distinctively Christian perspective.

Should college be the assumed “next step” for life after high school? Derek invites listeners to consider going to college as a calling from God.

Related blog: College as Calling?

Related book: Learning for the Love of God: A Student’s Guide to Academic Faithfulness by Donald Opitz and Derek Melleby

Are All Kids Cut Out for College?

Radio Show LogoFrom CPYU’s daily (1 minute) radio show Youth Culture Today… CPYU president, Walt Mueller, points to the College Transition Initiative while discussing whether on not everyone needs to go to college and the burden of debt facing many graduating students. He notes a study revealing that student loan debt now exceeds credit card debt in the United State. The new CTI seminar “The College Choice: Faith, Family & Finances” was developed to address these issues.

Faith in College

Derek Melleby is featured in this video for the Fuller Youth Institute to help students think more deeply about faith after high school.

A Different Story

Derek Melleby speaking sample. Learn more about CTI seminars here.