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An Interview with Gene Edward Veith

Vol. 85, Prg. 21–25
October 20–24, 2008

If you’re concerned about how to encourage your child toward his life calling, this week’s program brings encouragement and practical advice for you! Dr. Gene Edward Veith sets forth a distinctly Christian notion of vocation and explains the connection between vocation and apprenticeship, including how apprenticeship can help your student discover his calling.

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Vocation for Everyone
Historical Connections: Vocation and Apprenticeship
Stepping Out of History: Vocation and Apprenticeship Today
How to Hear the Call: Finding Your Vocation
Harnessing Experience as a Teacher


Dr. Gene Edward Veith
Dr. Gene Edward Veith Prolific author, cultural commentator, and longtime educator Dr. Gene Edward Veith is the Provost of Patrick Henry College. Formerly the cultural editor of World magazine, Dr. Veith is well known in Christian, conservative, and homeschooling circles through his writing and speaking on various aspects of Christianity and the culture.

Dr. Veith has been a columnist for World since 1996, accepting a full-time position with the magazine in 2004. The bulk of his career, however, has been invested in Christian higher education. He has served more than 20 years in Christian academia as a professor of English and, for eight years, as dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Concordia University-Wisconsin.

In addition to his frequent columns for World, which explore the shifting intersection of faith and culture, Dr. Veith has published some 17 books in both scholarly and popular genres, several of which have been translated into foreign languages. His writings number more than 100 scholarly articles, reviews, and papers, including God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life; Christianity and Literature: The Soul of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Reading between the Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature; Loving God with All Your Mind: Thinking as a Christian in the Postmodern World; and Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture (winner of the 1994 Christianity Today Book Award).

Dr. Veith is also on the board of directors of Concordia Publishing Company, is a senior fellow at the Capital Research Center, and serves on the executive council of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. He and his wife, Jackquelyn, have three grown children, Paul, Joanna, and Mary.

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Dr. Gene Edward Veith’s book unpacks the doctrine of vocation, emphasizing what God does in and through our callings. He gives a spiritual framework for thinking about the tasks God has given us in our workplaces, families, churches, and society.

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