Recent Articles on Work and Rest
God’s plan to renew all things through the redemption gained by His son Jesus Christ extends into every aspect of life, including work. How do Christian conceptions such as calling or Sabbath rest affect the way one may go about studying, building a career, or deciding what to do about his or her future? In what ways does one’s work attempt to creatively cultivate the goodness of creation, and in what ways does the redemption of Jesus Christ affect the way a Christian engages with the Fallen aspects of one’s job or duty?
This blank Microsoft Word document has been open on my laptop for several days now. I wanted to come up with something deep and profound that would spark intellectual discussion and cause people to rethink the very meaning of their lives.
Because we are not God, we cannot create ex nihilo like He does, fashioning something out of nothing. We always start with an initial quantity of resources which we then manipulate so as to add value to it.
But happiness may be pursued only by a race for whom happiness means something, for whom life must have a purpose.
Until we Christian students have developed a coherent worldview encompassing a Christ-centred vision of the work we do, we cannot claim to have a faith that transforms our lives beyond Sunday.
“As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owner except to feast his eyes on them?” Ecclesiastes 5:11