Working for good

Vocation | Should you remain in your current job?
by Tony Woodlief
Posted 11/19/10, 08:43 am

It is strange, given how much time we spend on it, that the product of our labor gets so little attention from many modern ministries. Essays on work offered by Charles Stanley's and Billy Graham's ministries emphasize evangelism. Bob Deffinbaugh claims that Christians' workplace goals are to be exemplars and evangelizers.

Is God indifferent to what our work itself yields?

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

Serving a higher purpose

Vocation | A person is greater than the sum of his material parts, and his reason to work goes beyond making the money to satisfy his appetites
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/19/10, 08:43 am

"Short People got no reason to live." Randy Newman's 1977 hit song, "Short People," was controversial for a time, but should we extend the inquiry: Do any people have a reason to live?

The biblical answer has always been yes. The world is God's theater and our classroom. We slowly learn what it means to trust Him. We slowly learn to act in a way that displays His grace. But if we think there is no God, what reason to live do we have?

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Four questions about calling

Work & Calling | Christians must fight dualism, stereotypes, and what we may tell ourselves when we wake up in the morning
by The Editors
Posted 8/13/10, 06:13 am

Question to author Sally Lloyd-Jones: How have you become productive in your calling as a writer?

I can write about two to three hours, and if I do that, I feel good. If I don't, I feel edgy, like I haven't done any work. I usually start early. Showing up regularly is needed! Even doing 10 minutes is better than nothing. I heard that Linda Sue Park, the Newbery Award--winning novelist, was asked, "What made you want to write novels?" And she said, "Oh, I don't write novels. I'd be too scared. I write two pages a day."

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