A few years ago, I was contacted by The Kindling Group about a documentary that was being made about young people going into ministry. Apparently I ended up not really being interesting enough to make the cut for the documentary, but other people did, and it’s finally airing next week and looks pretty cool.
They also have launched a new website that is being launched along with the documentary. The site is What’s Your Calling? and features a lot more information about the folks who are highlighted in the film. This is how they describe the website and the film:
What’s Your Calling? is inspired by the PBS miniseries, The Calling. Produced by Kindling Group, The Calling is a four-hour documentary that follows seven young Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim Americans as they prepare for religious leadership. The film explores how they balance their professional and personal lives and how they seek to live lives that are both modern and committed to ancient truths. The Calling airs nationally on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday Dec 20 & Tuesday Dec 21, 2010.
What’s Your Calling? explores notions of “calling” from both religious and secular perspectives. Through a growing series of video and written content, What’s Your Calling? pushes the notion of “calling” to explore all of the stuff that makes us human: our values, our passions, our doubts and hopes. Profiling individuals from diverse backgrounds – musicians, academics, professional athletes, improvisers, religious leaders, social workers, environmental activists, toy inventors – What’s Your Calling? shares what people have been called to do with their lives and how they hope to change the world. The website is located here: http://www.whatsyourcalling.org and includes information about The Calling, as well.