Five Keys to Discovering Your Missional Calling in Life


The following excerpt comes from Doug Koskela’s new book Calling and Clarity: Discovering What God Wants for Your Life

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When Art was a child, his teachers often noticed his knack for creative thinking and his ability to express himself. (“Art” is a real person, and his story is used with permission, though his name has been changed.) Though he didn’t particularly enjoy writing assignments early on, he received strong grades and encouragement from these teachers. He chose engineering as a major when he went to college, largely due to the advice from his uncle — an engineer himself — that the career outlook was very bright in that field. But just as he was realizing that he was miserable in his engineering classes, he also recognized that he enjoyed writing more and more. On top of that, he was still getting very positive feedback on his…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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