Vocation

What is a vocation? Typically, when Christians hear this word, we usually think of either a “calling” or further, one’s “call” be a pastor, priest, etc. When I’ve met people and told them that I’ve received a PhD in Theology, they will often ask, “Are you in the ministry?” Historically, of course, this makes a good deal of sense, but it does not exactly provide a full picture of what the term “vocation” might actually mean, whatever degree one may or may not have earned.