Purpose-Driven or Spirit-Led: A Spirituality of Work or the Work of the Spirit?

Martha Ellen Stortz

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2005

Issue: Work and Witness (Vol. 25, No 4, Fall, 2005)

The Purpose-Driven Life is the latest version of an American gospel of success. But the discipleship outlined in the gospels is not purpose-driven; it is Spirit-led. The impetus for the journey does not come from behind us or within us, but rather from before us.

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