In a compelling analysis of the 2011 Lausanne Conference on World Evangelism, Brett Elder and Stephen Grabill discuss the importance of a biblical theology of work to world evangelism.
They write, "When we relegate work (which God ordained before the fall) to the 'secular' realm we cede territory that is squarely a part of God’s kingdom design. This separation has profound consequences. In fact, from a biblical vantage point, what we commonly refer to as 'ministry' is no more sacred than 'business — God is the author and designer of all of life. That means that reflecting God’s image in our business activity is indeed a sacred calling and one worthy of a lifetime of intentional effort. It is most certainly not a necessary evil." Read More