Work: Secular or Christian?

  Work can be a tool or an idol. It depends on the lens, the worldview, through which we engage in it. A secular worldview can idolize work because it is performance-driven. In a world shorn of God, the universe and man become autonomous. Life has no higher purpose than the individual’s success or survival….

The Gospel and the Lagos Worker

In his helpful book Mastering Monday, John Beckett identifies five themes which should be considered in our attempt to demonstrate God’s kingdom in the workplace. They are Purpose, Values, People, Stewardship, and Serving. These all are nurtured by the Gospel. The Gospel gives us a clear purpose for our work; we serve Christ and extend…

Should I Trust God When I Can’t Find A Job?

“Failing to get a job after 1,000+ applications can only mean one thing: Never trust your work experience and education. They will definitely fail you. But above all, never put your hope in anything or anyone besides Jesus Christ.” This post from Pew Theology is a helpful reminder that our help comes from the Lord…

Truths of Calling

For the past several years, the theme of Calling has been very dear to me. I have increasingly come to see that it is a crucial truth for escaping the humdrum of modern life. As such, I am always on the lookout for books which help to clarify what it’s all about and provide much-needed…

God is preparing you for great things

Though circumstances may be difficult, God doesn’t give up on His plan for us, and we shouldn’t give up on trusting Him. Source: God is preparing you for great things

The Christian view of Work

A secular worldview, that is, an outlook on life that fails to take God and his revelation into account, distorts work in either of 2 ways. It could see work as a meaningless but necessary burden which we have to bear in order to survive, or it turns work into an idol – the sole…

Living Words – Dorothy Sayers (1893-1957)

In nothing has the Church so lost her hold on reality as in her failure to understand and respect the secular vocation. She has allowed work and religion to become separate departments, and is astonished to find that, as a result, the secular work of the world is turned to purely selfish and destructive ends,…

More than just a Job

Did you hear about the 2 police officers who were killed in New York City on 20th December, 2014. Here is a part of the story which you probably didn’t hear on CNN. Rafael Ramos, one of the murdered officers, was a Christian. A member of Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens, New York for 14…

A Hymn on Work

Behold us, Lord, a little space From daily tasks set free, And met within Thy holy place To rest awhile with Thee. Around us rolls the ceaseless tide Of business, toil, and care; And scarcely can we turn aside For one brief hour of prayer. Yet these are not the only walls Wherein Thou may’st…

Living Words – Thomas Carlyle (1795 – 1881)

‘Give us, O give us the man who sings at his work! Be his occupation what it may, he is equal to any of those who follow the same pursuit in silent sullenness. He will do more in the same time—he will do it better—he will persevere longer. One is scarcely sensible of fatigue whilst…