The Women Scholars and Professionals Podcast

Susan Maros: Calling in Context

March 21, 2022

“What we want so much of the time is to have a roadmap, but I think what God is saying is, ‘Walk with me.’”​ — Susan Maros

Join us for this conversation with author and professor Susan Maros as we discuss the process of discerning God's calling and the ways our unique contexts inform that journey.

Let me invite you into a conversation with Dr. Susan Maros — professor, researcher and leadership coach. Susan has written a new book entitled Calling in Context: Social Location and Vocational Formation, which releases in April 2022 (and is available for pre-order). In our conversation, Susan and I talk about the ways we need to expand our understanding of the concept of calling in a way that integrates our whole selves. We talk about how hindsight is often the best way we can identify patterns that reveal our calling, and Susan shares some practical suggestions for ways to grow in discernment. One of the things I love most about Susan’s work in this book is the way she bases her approach to calling on the knowledge that God is gracious and loving and isn’t trying to test us to see if we get things “right.” The whole conversation and the book is filled with grace, and it feels like a breath of fresh air infused into a topic that can often feel very intense and heavy. I loved this conversation, and I even kept a few parts in that were impacted by some technical difficulties and a little background noise — but don’t worry, you can understand every bit of it. In fact, if you hang in all the way to the end of the credits, you can hear a masterful bit of Susan’s wisdom over the pleasant buzz of gardening sounds near her office.

So have a listen! We're so glad you're here.

Ann Boyd

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