Idols are still very much with us. Lest we assume that we modern Africans have abandoned that aspect of traditional society, they remain (sadly) a part of our daily lives. An idol is any created thing that has been elevated to occupy God’s place in our minds and lives. In this sense, almost anything can…
Truths of Calling
Over the past several years, the theme of Calling has become very dear to me. I have increasingly come to see that it is crucial 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 guidance…
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…
Your Work Matters
Work is the form in which we make ourselves useful to man and thus to God! – Lester DeKoster Work is more than a necessity; it is a privilege. Work enables us to take part with God in the work of creation. It develops our personality and shapes us into the unique persons which God…
Can Meaningful Work Truly Be Found? by Hugh Whelchel
Here is a helpful article on finding meaningful work, by Hugh Whelchel from the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics. It addresses a concern which many of us, Christian or otherwise constantly struggle with. Everyone desires meaningful work. For Christians, the question of meaningful work might actually be a trick question. We All Dream of…
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….
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…
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 Moral Argument Against the Minimum Wage
Source: The Moral Argument Against the Minimum Wage
Five Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering a Job Change
Sometimes jobs change when new opportunities come our way. Here are five questions to ask yourself when considering a job change. Source: Five Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering a Job Change