Episode 6 – Mr. Richard

Richard reading aloud from his tablet with his caregiver standing next to his bed listening.

Richard is in hospice and needs caregivers 24-hours-a-day. He marvels at all the attention. For his caregivers, it’s a vocation in the deepest sense of the word. Richard makes a case for more public support for caregiving.

Episode 2 – Good Will

RIchard and his friends from MAPC, forming a pyramid on the beach.

Episode 2 – Good Will People popped up in Richard’s life along the way and gave him direction. Call this vocation, good will, or “breaking the spell”—it altered the course of his life. When Mrs. Masek, a neighbor in the tenement building where Richard lived, recommended Good Will Sunday School, little did Richard or his […]

Episode 1 – Cosmic Theologian

Valentine Montes and Richard Poethig in the Philippines

Episode 1 – Cosmic Theologian At the start of Season 2, Margaret asks “why do you talk so much about vocation?”  Richard’s surprising answer spans time and space—from Luther’s understanding of Beruf, which launched the Protestant Reformation, to Richard’s current theological ideas about what holds the universe together. For Richard, vocation asks, “What you can […]

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