Welcome to Wednesday Workout. ?This week, by kind permission from Ethos, we are posting excerpts from an article entitled “Good Morning Adam …” or Knowing God in my Human Work ?which first appeared in Equip magazine (Issue 13) in June 2012. ?In a fascinating reflection, Terry Hunter writes about ?how he integrates his Christian faith with his work.
After providing a though provoking discussion of the Sunday-Monday connection (which we will try and post on another occasion), Terry explores how the big story of the Bible might interact with his daily work as a baker. ?Read on!?
CREATION, FALL AND REDEMPTION IN THE BAKING INDUSTRY
Our question may at this point be … “OK supposing all work (and every other human activity) does have much (or everything) to do with the kingdom of God, how does this happen? ?What does this work look like?”
When I search the teachings of the New Testament, my job as a baker … ?doesn’t seem to feature much in the Scriptures. ?How ought bread-making for example show or feature as Godly or Kingdom activity?
Now of course we need to leave aside the direct Biblical reference to Jesus as the Bread of Life etc. for we are now concerned with how any human work – whether specifically mentioned in the Scriptures or not – comes under the Lordship of Christ and is Kingdom work as opposed to just being ‘work’. [Read more…] about WEDNESDAY WORKOUT: Creation, Fall and Redemption in the Baking Industry