Simplicity for Simplicity and Complexity for Complexity: A Response to “Middle Management as a Calling”

  • Virgil O. Smith


For the young believer seeking God’s vocational calling in the world of business, Klay, Lunn, and TenHaken’s article provides an admirable starting point. The authors provide a very real service, and the discussion in this response is not intended to dispute their points. However, Klay and colleagues did skim over one important point. The economic changes that have occurred since Luther and Calvin’s day make the task of seeking a vocational calling more difficult than the article suggests. Middle managers in many industries face ethical dilemmas that Luther never dreamed of.
Dialogue II