Musical Intro – Jason Isbell “If it Takes a Lifetime”

Opening Quotation – “The Place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet” – Frederick Buechner

Introductions and small talk  

Episode topic: Vocation

example of Drew’s kids

Terms and Definitions

Labor – subsistent survival (crying/signing to be fed, rested, protected, healed, etc)

Work – projects, meaningful transformation

(pushing tables, experimenting, collecting things, pulling books onto floor)

Job – someday they’ll work to get paid

Career – hopefully that job can be consistent, longterm, & fit their personalities,

passions, skills


Exigency of subject matter

Historical Moments

Work Life Balance

Peter Sloterdijk

Complex spaces of self and society

Individual identity

Education as commodity

Art and Subject Matter

The Rise of David Levinsky

Biblical plots – acting in and against one’s occupational role

Gordon Parks, photography, and keeping society’s marginalized from vocation


Questions asked by white people

Adjunct academic labor

The Means of Production


Finding Livelihood

The Fabric of this World: Inquiries into Calling, Career Choice, and Design of Human Work

Something More Than Free

Drew’s chapel reading

Conclusion – Next episode “Voice”

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