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Doug Koskela “How can I know God’s will for my life?” — a perennial question for Christians, especially young Christians, and a question Doug Koskela sets out to answer in Calling and Clarity. Koskela is Associate Professor of Theology and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at Seattle Pacific University. In his 13-year career at SPU, he has taught numerous courses on vocational discernment and the dynamics of vocation, and his wisdom on this vital topic shines in his newest book.

Calling and Clarity

In Calling and Clarity, Koskela aims to alleviate the frustration young adults face as they discern their calling. Distinguishing between “missional calling” and “direct calling,” Koskela provides conceptual clarity about vocation and offers corresponding guidance for discernment. This is a book — and an author — for those who want to use their time, energy, and abilities faithfully as they move with purpose into the future.

In addition to his work in vocational discernment, Koskela teaches systematic theology and courses in the University Foundations sequence at SPU, and his research interests include Wesleyan theology, the nature and authority of Scripture, and ecclesiology. He is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church and currently serves as 2nd Vice President of the Wesleyan Theological Society. He and his family live in Issaquah, Washington.