Workplace Theology

Australian Centre for Faith and Work 2015 Renewing My Workplace Conference videos

The Australian Centre for Faith and Work is part of the City to City Australia organisation  – think Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian New York. In 2015, they put on their first conference – Renewing My Workplace with Paul S. Williams (Regent College Marketplace Institute) and others speaking. You can check out the excellent sessions here:

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Sometimes work is just hard

This article really challenged me to think through what I say about work as I speak to groups and individuals about a biblical view of work. The author, Mike Leite, suggests that much or the current writing about work and faith is overly positive.  “What happened to acknowledging the fact that sometimes work is just […]

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2015 Transforming Work Conference videos

Here are the recordings of the 2015 Transforming Work Conference key note speakers: Working theologically – what on earth am I here for? David Benson, Malyon College All of life is for God’s glory. This includes the highs and lows of our mundane existence. This includes our everyday vocation. In the current rush to transform work, […]

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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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Hope for your work – a sermon from Tim Keller

Listen to an excellent sermon from Tim Keller here.  The blurb on the website summarises the sermon as follows: Many people think that if you believe in a literal second coming of Christ, then you won’t care about improving this world at all. Yet, the Bible teaches the exact opposite. It is because Christians believe […]

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The Gospel at Work – the King’s purposes in our work (Chapter 4)

Acknowledging that we are working for the King is one thing but the question remains, “What is the purpose of our work? Chapter 4 of The Gospel at Work (TGaW) explores multiple biblical perspectives with six motivations/purposes suggested: Work to love God: This is in obedience to loving God with all our heart, soul and mind (Matt […]

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Discipleship in the marketplace – Edmund Chan

Edmund Chan is coming to speak at the Queensland Baptist’s annual convention in April 2015.  Great to see he is already well tuned into the missional opportunities in the marketplace as outlined in this article. In summary, Chan identifies three paradigm shifts that need to take place for the marketplace movement to flourish: 1.  From marketplace […]

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Reframe – a new resource from Regent College

ReFrame  is an outstanding new resource from the Regent College Marketplace Institute, Vancouver. Over 10,x 40 minutes episodes, ReFrame paints a picture of the big story of the Bible, our place in that story and how that impacts every aspect of our daily lives.

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The Gospel at Work – the Gospel in the Workplace (Chapter 3)

Chapter 3 of The Gospel at Work (TGaW) explores the way the gospel should frame our approach to work. If, as Tim Keller says, ‘The Gospel changes everything’, how exactly does the gospel impact the workplace?  So, the TGaW asks this question: ‘In a world where most people think of their jobs as necessary evil or as a source […]

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The Gospel at Work – Idleness in Work

Chapter 2 of The Gospel at Work explores the second way that we can experience work (having explored work as an idol in Chapter 1) Whereas idolatry is an over-identification with work, idleness is an under-identification with our work: We care too little about it and find ourselves being idle in our work.  Here’s a […]

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