Avodah is a student-run Journal of Christian Thought at St. Olaf College. We wish to be a forum for thoughtful conversation about Christianity and a resource for people wanting to better understand the intersection of faith and life.


The name Avodah comes from the Hebrew word that means both work and worship. We interpret these terms “work” and “worship” broadly such that they encompass any work that we do in which we also honor and serve God. The word avodah is used throughout the Hebrew scriptures to denote acts of labor, cultivation, bondage, service to God, work, and worship.