“Follow Me: Identity, Vocation, and a Uniquely Christian Conception of Calling”
What does it mean to be called? What is unique about a Christian understanding of calling in a secular conversation of vocation, dreams, personal ambition, and identity? In this two-part interactive lecture series, author Ryan Pemberton will introduce the unique contributions of the most prominent contemporary Christian thinkers on the topic of calling, including Parker Palmer, Frederick Buechner, Timothy Keller, and Os Guinness, among others. Pemberton will also share how the theology of Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer lends often overlooked contributions to a uniquely Christian understanding of calling.
Ryan J. Pemberton is an author and speaker who serves as the Minister for University Engagement at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.
A former Scholar-In-Residence at the Kilns Study Center and past president of the Oxford University C.S. Lewis Society, Ryan authored Called: My Journey to C.S. Lewis’ House and Back Again, a memoir on calling, and Walking With C.S. Lewis, a multimedia curriculum covering 16 of Lewis’ most beloved works. In addition, Ryan has written for Christianity Today, Relevant, Bible Study Magazine, and Image Journal, and he has spoken widely on the topics of C.S. Lewis and calling.