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…

5 Ways to Find Joy in a Job You Don’t Love

Are you in a job you don’t love? Can you still bring glory to God in that dull and boring role? The article linked below offers wisdom on how to go about this. Let me know what you think. 5 Ways to Find Joy in a Job You Don.

Providence and our Work

The works of God are broadly divided into 2 categories: Creation and Providence. The second category refers to how God preserves, directs, and governs all he has created. And the Scriptures clearly testify to this important truth – Ps. 103:19, Eph. 1:11, Job 37: 5,10, Matt.6:26, Acts 17: 26, Phil. 4:19, Ps. 75: 6,7. They…

Which Vocations Should Be Off Limits to Christians? by Gene Edward Veith

The Reformation doctrine of vocation teaches that even seemingly secular jobs and earthly relationships are spheres where God assigns Christians to live out their faith. But are there some lines of work that Christians should avoid? The early church required new members to give up their occupations as gladiators or actors. Whether Christians should enter…

TGIM

Thank God it’s Monday! Time to follow your dreams and pursue your calling. Time to rejoice in the beauty of the world and the goodness of the created order. Time to solve problems for others and reap rewards in the process. Time to add value to your neighbour and help build God’s kingdom. Welcome to…

The Essence of Business

I saw a man yesterday morning making concrete blocks. He was mixing sand, cement and water, and pouring the mixture into a mould. Then he would turn the mould upside down, lift it up, and out came the block. It would be left to dry out in the sun with all the others that were…