Articles via Theology of Work

January 15th, 2016

Your Truest Desires

The Bible says that your truest or deepest desires are important to God.

Channel(s): Calling and Career
September 1st, 2015

Redeeming Economics

What were God’s original intentions for mankind regarding provision and wealth? In a fallen world, what can we reasonable expect from Him now? The Theology of Work Project addresses these questions. 

Channel(s): Economics
August 21st, 2015

Mary vs. Martha

Is the conflict between Mary and Martha a clash of incompatible lifestyles, the working life vs. the contemplative life? The Theology of Work project suggests a different way to view this poignant story and explains how we should be like both Mary and Martha.  In the story of...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
July 15th, 2015

From a Lifestyle of Compulsive Work to a Rhythm of Work and Rest

Learning to trust God for our provision is an ongoing challenge, particularly if we are prone to compulsive work habits. Gordon MacDonald, a U.S. pastor, observes of his culture: The more we want, the more revenue we must produce to get it. The more revenue we must produce, the longer and...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
April 7th, 2015

Minimum Wage: Justice or Good Business?

EDITOR'S NOTE: The minimum wage conversation heated up during the last political cycle and is likely to be a topic of debate in the 2016 presidential campaign. Many people gravitate toward government staying out of business. However, as our country continues to drift away...

November 3rd, 2014

Finding Amazing Grace in Work, Again and Again

So often faith and work can operate in separate spheres, unbeknownst to even the most well-intentioned of us. But like the man in the parable of the hidden treasure (Matt. 13:44), God works to reclaim the whole field of our lives. When we find Jesus in our work, we again and again discover...

October 29th, 2014

The Equipping the Church Overview

The effectiveness of a church’s mission largely depends on its ability to mobilize its people in doing God’s work in the world. The largest force the church has to accomplish its mission is the People of God engaged in the life of the world every day in the course of their daily work. The...

September 18th, 2014

God’s Redemptive Purposes at Work

What does “your kingdom come” and “your will be done” mean? How can our everyday work be kingdom work? How does it fit into God's plans and purposes? 

August 5th, 2014

Practical, Creative Ideas for Pastors on Sunday Morning: Integrating Faith, Work and Calling

Many pastors who want to help their congregations integrate faith and work are not sure where to start. To help you get your creative juices flowing, we’ve collected some practical ideas that can be implemented at your church on Sunday morning.

August 1st, 2014

God’s Presence in Our Struggles at Work (Psalm 23)

“The Lord is my shepherd” (Psalm 23:1). If we trust God, we have the tranquility of knowing that God watches over us, like a shepherd watching over the sheep. This is a reminder to see our work from God’s perspective—not primarily as an instrument for our gratification, but as our part in...