Research + News | Topic: Vocation

When Is The “Best” School Not The Best?

Leonard Sax provides a guest blog for the Institute of Family Studies. Read it here.

Vocation: Discerning Your Calling

An article adapted from a leadership training session at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in 2007 by Timothy Keller:

As Christians we are stewards of the resources God gives us for serving the human community. Our vocations are one avenue for doing God’s work in the world.

Download and read the full article here.

Vocation Needs No Justification

An article from Comment Magazine by Steve Garber:

Vocations of all sorts are equally important to the work of God in the world, as each one contributes to the common good, to what it is that makes our common welfare a place for more rather than less flourishing. In the life of Dave Kiersznowski and his DEMDACO Corporation, I see this become flesh in his business and life commitments.

Read the full article here.

The Pandemic’s High – And Largely Overlooked – Toll On ‘In-Betweeners’

The pandemic’s toll on the “In-Betweeners,” those on the cusp between Gen Z and millennials, has been significant — and largely overlooked. Read the article here.

The Pressures Of A 2020 College Graduate

You had it all planned out. Then, this virus came along and changed everything. Read the article here.

Too Many Teens Aspire To Be Teachers And Lawyers

Doctors, teachers, lawyers and architects continue to dominate among the top career goals for the majority of high school students. Read the article here.

8 Questions To Ask Your High School Senior This Fall

This might be the first time you’ve raised these conversation topics with your child or stepchild, and that’s okay. The last year of high school is a natural opportunity to restart and revise your communication rhythms. Read the blog post from Fuller Youth Institute here.

What Should I Do After High School?

Greg Forster answers the following questions:

What would you say to someone who doesn’t have a clear idea of their vocation after graduating high school? Go on to college and pick a generic degree? Trade school? Gap year? Something else?

Read the article here.

All School And No Work Becoming The Norm For American Teens

From the article:

“Many factors are at play in the decline of teen labor force participation, including increased school enrollment, seasonal employment, decreased returns to work, reduced demand for low-wage work, minimum wage hikes, and competition from older workers or immigrants. Time pressure is another driver of reduced teen participation. Teens have many demands on their time and those demands fundamentally differ between the academic year and summer.”

Read the article here.

Making The Most Of College: Business, Balance, And Learning To Live

Have you decided on the limits of your career? Read the article here.