I'm really looking forward to this, as I'll be leading my small group during this series. This will be the first small group I've lead since I was in college, so I'm a bit nervous, especially because I struggled with the concept of a "calling" in the past.* The entire series is based off of the dissertation of our pastor. I can only hope he will address the actual idea of a calling in the series and not assume that everyone is on the same page regarding the nature, definition, and workings of a calling.
If this Sunday's sermon is any indication . . . well, I'm going to reserve judgement. There was a lot of time spent discussing living in a way that we have been "called" for, living in a purposeful way, leaning on Daniel (as well as Rack, Shack, and Benny) by way of example. Nothing out of the ordinary, but it didn't hit the points I would have hoped. We'll see how the first week of small group goes.
* - On a side note, it's really weird reading the older posts on this site. This blog has been around, ostensibly, since 2003. My writing style and interests have changed a great deal since then, especially since the web has changed since then as well. My writing has improved over the years, though I suspect it's become rusty, as my blogging slowed to almost nothing after I moved to Baltimore. I suppose, if nothing else, this study will be an opportunity to find renewed purpose in the blog.