"Why Work? by Dorothy Sayers

December 3rd, 2013

If work is to find its right place in the world, it is the duty of the Church to see to it that the work serves God, and that the worker serves the work. -- Dorothy Sayers

Dorothy Sayers was one of the first women to graduate from Oxford and, arguably, one of the most influential Christian thinkers of the twentieth century.

Although Sayers was an ardent defender of the Church, she did not hesitate to point out its shortcoming in regards to equipping Christians to live out their faith at work.

She wrote, "The Church's approach to an intelligent carpenter is usually confined to exhorting him not to be drunk and disorderly in his leisure hours, and to come to church on Sundays. What the Church should be telling him is this: that the very first demand that his religion makes upon him is that he should make good tables.”

Read Dorothy Sayers Why Work?  in Letters to a Diminished Church: Passionate Arguments for the Relevance of Christian Doctrine. 

Read a great article about Why Work? here from our friends at Institute for Faith, Work & Economics. 

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