A Study of Vocation: Martin Luther was very critical of the church in his day for encouraging people to live as monks and nuns away from the regular population. His study of the Bible convinced him that a secluded life was no more “holy” than the secular lives of ordinary people. In fact, God is the one who gave us our vocations—the different positions we have in life, such as child, spouse, parent, employee, employer, citizen, etc. We serve God best not when we separate ourselves from the world but by living out our faith in the real world. Join Pastor Strey in the Luther Room each Sunday as we rediscover this important emphasis on our God-given vocation.