Creation, Contentment, and Work: Chapter 2

My son, when he was young, doing his "work" in the garden (literally, gleaning beans from a field).

In yesterday’s post, I began thinking about contentment in light of the creation narratives in the Bible. Genesis 1 reveals that human beings were created by God in God’s own image. Thus, we are intrinsically to be involved in the creation, exercising the abilities God has given us in his world. This is made explicit [Read More...]

Creation, Contentment, and Work

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In yesterday’s post, I suggested that, for many of us, the paradigm of contentment would be the archetypal person-sitting-on-a-beach-drink-in-hand, someone with nothing to do but enjoy the pleasures of the moment. No worries. No responsibilities. No deadlines. I’ve sometimes heard a Christian version of this paradigm, one in which we find real contentment in life [Read More...]

Great Writing on Work and Faith

TheHighCalling.org hosts “Everyday Conversations About Work, Life, and God.” Recently, The High Calling features some of the best articles on work written in 2011. I would encourage you to check them out. You Are More Than Just a Job Title by Bradley J. Moore When I was 29 years old I interviewed for a business [Read More...]

Why Is Work Important?

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The High Calling features a 60-second video on the question: Why is work important? Check out this short clip on the transformative power of work. Do you think Doug Barr is right? Is this why work matters? [Read more...]


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