This weekend I spent some time in my classroom getting ready for the end of the semester. When I do that kind of thing, I usually play sermons or lectures that I find on YouTube. This time I listened to Alan Jacobs’ chapel talk at Wheaton (where he used to teach) that deals primarily with vocation.
I had not realized that it was about vocation, though, until I listened. If I had known it, I might have played part of it in class last week, as we end the semester of class with a conversation about vocation. Ah well. I think I’ll use it next semester with seniors.
I had the chance to meet Jacobs a few summers ago at Laity Lodge. He’s a kind fellow with an interesting sense of humor. He’s the kind of professor that makes me want to be a better teacher.