Dr. Sean McDonough on the 2 Questions College Students Always Ask (Video)

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Dr. Sean McDonough, Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS), talks about the Theology of Work Project resources that might help college students and casual readers alike. In the interview, he mentions and recommends the Theology of Work Project key topic articles on Calling and Finance.


When I speak, particularly on college campuses, you basically have two questions people are always asking. “Who should I get married to?” and “What should I do with my life?”

Both of those involve calling in some sense. But that latter question, “What should I do with my life?” particularly in Christian circles often is followed by, “Well, if I’m spiritual I’ll go into some sort of full-time Christian ministry.” That really restricts people in living life to the fullest, particularly in their work life and serving God there.

The article on Calling does a very nice clear common sense job of disabusing people of that notion and liberating them to follow God’s call.

Dr. McDonough has written a number of articles for the project himself, including Joshua & Judges and Work, John and Work, and Revelation and Work. You can find out more about his academic work and interests on his GCTS faculty page.