Douglas J. Schuurman is a professor of religion at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.Articles How does calling relate to Christian hope? What are our callings when we reach retirement? Should we know what choice God is calling us to make before we decide what path to take? What is the role of self-denial in a Christian perspective on calling? Am I called to remain in my existing occupation? How do I discern between God’s calling and my own? My daughter has Down syndrome. Does God have a calling for her to fulfill? What if I make the wrong career choices? Is it possible I have missed my calling? Do I go to college or not? What programs do I choose?