Bethany Jenkins from the Redeemer Centre for Faith and Work posted this excellent reflection on the sharing faith in the marketplace. ?Following is a summary but you are encouraged to read the full article here.
How easy do you find it to let your colleagues know that you are a Christian let alone speak to them about Jesus? ?As Jenkins points out, for many of the people we work with, “…??believing in a God-man who was raised from the dead is tantamount in some people?s minds to believing in Santa?it maybe an innocent delusion for children, but it?s a foolish, or even dangerous, conviction for adults. Such a perspective often makes it hard for Christians in … to be open about their faith.”
Drawing on the experience of Israel and the exile to Babylon, Jenkins argues that we need to develop an ‘exilic mindset’ – citizens of Babylon, aliens and strangers rather than living in Jerusalem with all its comforts and familiarity. ?This means:
- We are in the minority, not the majority
- Our identities are challenged, not assumed
- We?cultivate servant hearts, not triumphalistic spirits [Read more…] about “When to go public with faith at work”: Redeemer Centre for Faith and Work