In this article on the Gospel Coalition site, Jeff Haanen explores how churches can develop behaviours and habits that encourage Christians in the workplace. Quoting Lesslie Newbigin ("The congregation has to be a place where its members are trained, supported, and nourished in the exercise of … [Read more...] about Why your church needs vocation groups – Gospel Coalition article
In this video (link here, 25 minutes), John van Sloten explores how we can better understand God and his ways through the embodied parable of the engineer. … [Read more...] about God at Work – Engineering
We’re starting a new series of posts this week entitled Wednesday Workout. In this series, we are investigating how Christians in different occupations/professions work out how their faith and work integrate – what it means to be a whole-life-disciple for Jesus on their workplace frontline. For … [Read more...] about WEDNESDAY WORKOUT: Following God’s Design as a Mechanical Engineer
This question or similar ones come up frequently in some our Transforming Work sessions, e,g: What does appropriate Christian witness look like in the workplace? When should I tell people I am a Christian? How can I tell them without putting them off or unnecessarily jeopardizing my position in … [Read more...] about When should I, can I, go public about my faith at work?
Last week I flew to Roma, about 6 hours west of Brisbane. The extent and depth of the drought currently afflicting much of inland Australia was immediately evident as I looked out the window – vast expanses of brown, parched country stretched out toward the horizon in every direction as we flew … [Read more...] about Signalling the coming of the kingdom
This is the fourth in our series of blogs from Graham Hooper, author of “Undivided – closing the faith-life gap”. ‘Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands brings wealth’ (10:4) Recently, I listened to a talk in church to a group of Generation Y people. The speaker was a young man in his … [Read more...] about Wisdom at Work #4 – Laziness and Hardwork
I recall clearly after high school trying to decide which college I should attend to pursue a vocation in teaching. My calling (though I would probably not have used that term then) was clear - I wanted to be a teacher, a secondary maths/science teacher specifically. But the big question was … [Read more...] about Vocation: What will I do with my 100,000 hours of working life?
After briefly outlining the theological context (creation, fall, redemption and restoration), Tim Keller discusses 5 ways that your faith can influence and shape your work in this video from the 2013 Gospel Coalition Conference (27:42). In summary: Faith gives you an inner ballast without which … [Read more...] about Redefining Work – Tim Keller