Let’s all admit–or rather declare passionately: Since God is the Sovereign Creator of all, there is no sacred-secular dichotomy.
I realize that some may suffer from cognitive dissonance at this idea, thinking, But my vocation is secular. Well, something Dallas Willard said in Talbot chapel a couple weeks ago may just add a feeling of responsibility to that cognitive dissonance.
There is no such thing as secular work, except by choice.
If Willard is right, and he is, then something has gone wrong in many, or most, of our churches, for the alleged sacred-secular dichotomy is taken as a given in most Christian discussions of vocation. There is “full time ministry” and there is everything else.
So, what can be done?
In his book, Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul, J. P. Moreland makes an excellent suggestion: sponsor vocation-specific fellowship and study groups to train believers in proper habits of mind. Another response is to cultivate a community culture that expects all vocations to be considered sacred; diligence at this expectation will cultivate habits of response.
So, in what way is your vocation sacred?