Calling All Years Good
By Augustana University
Based on the book, “Calling All Years Good: Christian Vocation Throughout Life’s Seasons,” edited by Kathleen A. Cahalan and Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, this podcast enlisted campus speakers to address each life stage: childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, later adulthood and older adulthood.
Calling All Years GoodSep 23, 2019
Conversations with Campus Pastor Paul Rohde and Director of the Student Success Center Billie Streufert introduce the concept of vocation and what it means through the span of life.
2. Early Childhood: Baptism and Preschoolers
Learn how the youngest among us receive a call through Christian baptism. Re-imagine vocation during a visit with the preschoolers of Augustana’s Campus Learning Center.
3. Early Childhood: Conversations about Teaching with Julie Ashworth
Assistant Professor of Education Julie Ashworth shares the lessons a 25-year-long career in teaching have taught her about the callings of the most vulnerable among us.
4. Adolescence: Nathan and Rose Andera
Explore the upheaval, humor, and hardships of growing into changing roles as 16-year-old Rose and 13-year-old Nathan share candidly about puberty, teenage social systems, and other pressures of adolescence.
5. Young Adulthood: Sophomore Retreat
See life through the eyes of two sophomores students, Maggie and Sierra, as they glean vocational insight at Augustana’s Sophomore Retreat.
6. Young Adulthood: Jonah Kistenmacher
Meet Augustana senior, Jonah, as he begins to contemplate “what’s next” after graduation.
7. Young Adulthood: Katie Winckler
Meet Augustana senior, Katie, as she begins to contemplate “what’s next” after graduation.
8. Middle Adulthood: Kari Lenander
Hear from Augustana alumna Kari Lenander ‘08, executive director of Border Servant Corps, who discovers how our callings may work to challenge our limits.
9. Middle Adulthood: President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
Augustana President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin shares how her path to meaningful vocation includes the call to being a mother.
10. Middle Adulthood: The Andera Family
Dive deep into the frantic juggling of middle adulthood with Sarah Andera ‘97 and her husband Janson as they balance working and parenting three children.
11. Later Adulthood: Rob and Angie Oliver
Augustana’s 23rd President, Rob Oliver, and his wife, Angie, discuss their transition to retirement and the ways that vocation often surprises us.
12. Later Adulthood: Linda Johnson
Explore the call to care for aging loved ones, opportunities for new adventures, and coming to terms with one’s own mortality with Linda Johnson ‘68, a member of Augustana’s 50th reunion class.
13. Older Adulthood: Arlen Viste
Trace vocation at the end of one’s life. Professor Emeritus Dr. Arlen Viste shares his call to care for his wife during a difficult cancer diagnosis.
14. Older Adulthood: Greg Wilcox
Augustana Board of Trustees member Greg Wilcox ‘78 unpacks the holy work of the Good Samaritan Society and offers insight into the callings we have even in our death.