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God is at work – David Benson

Dave Benson is founding director of Traverse, a PhD Candidate, and a lecturer at Malyon College. If you were the Son of God—with thirty-three years to save the world—how would you invest your time? If it were me, I’d kick off with some spectacular show to draw attention, and then stick it to the guys in […]

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God’s Plan for Work – Matthias Media publication

God’s Plan for Work is a neat little publication from Matthias Media.  It includes three articles from Paul Grimmond that were previously published in The Briefing.   I picked up my copy at Koorong recently but you can read (and download) the PDF’s of the three articles as follows: God’s plan for work: the cultural […]

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The Gospel at Work – The Idolatry of Work (Chapter 1)

The key idea that underpins The Gospel at Work is that there are two false ways for a Christian to treat their work – they can treat it as an idol or they can be idle.  Neither of these approaches reflects that it means to work for King Jesus: Our work can become the primary […]

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The Gospel at Work – How working for King Jesus gives meaning and purpose to our jobs

The Gospel at Work – How working for King Jesus gives meaning and purpose to our jobs is the latest in a series of books (For example, Work Matters – Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday work by Tom Nelson and Every Good Endeavour – connecting your work to God’s plan for the world by Tim Keller) designed […]

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Taking Your Soul to Work – Gentleness: The strength of meekness (Chapter 14)

Gentleness: Empowering others by renouncing personal agendas and expressing meekness. Is there a place for the quality of gentleness in the  world of the modern business –  a world often described as competitive, cut-throat and hard-nosed and where the agenda of the strong and powerful dominates? After a round of golf this week, I was […]

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Taking Your Soul to Work – Anger: The burning Desire to Control (Chapter 5)

Anger: Using passion to manipulate people and control circumstances How does anger express itself in your daily life?  Are you the passionate, say-it-as-it-is-type or more the quiet seething type? Do you express your anger differently at work than you do in other contexts such as home and church? What does this say about you/me? While […]

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Taking Your Soul to Work – Joyful Relinquishment (Chapter 22)

Just yesterday, my wife and I were discussing how it might be time to start downsizing – getting rid of some of the stuff we had accumulated over the years.   Sadly, on reflection, my motivation was to create more space for more stuff if I am honest. The recent Christmas season has meant more […]

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“Following Jesus at Work” – training resources from Groundwork

It is always exciting to come across a new organisation with new resources committed to helping people understand how they can follow Jesus in their everyday lives, including their daily work. So when I stumbled across Groundwork – training for the ordinary Christian life, I was very excited.   And when I realised it was […]

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Ethics at Work – from the Theology of Work Project

The Theology of Work Project has comprehensive guide to the topic of ethics in the workplace.   You can download a copy of the PDF (54 pages) here –  Theology of Work Project – Ethics Alistair Mackenzie and Wayne Kirkland define the topic as follows: Ethics is about knowing and doing what is good or […]

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Gospel Centred Work – small group studies from Tim Chester

Well known author and pastor Tim Chester has put together an excellent resource for small groups wanting to explore what it means to be God’s person in the workplace.   Or as Chester puts it, ‘… if we are to be gospel-centred people living gospel-centred lives then we need to think through what gospel-centred work […]

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