Can your work bring you closer to God?

The United Methodist Church says yes here: Large portions of our lives are spent at work. Some go to an office each day while others labor outdoors. Some work in 12-hour shifts to provide our food, keep us safe, and heal our wounds. Others travel near and far to sell, build, consult, and transport products [Read More…]

From the archives: Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Newspaper Reporters. Let ‘Em Be Actuaries and Optometrists and Such.

What’s the deal with actuaries? Whenever a new list of the best jobs is compiled—like the rankings by Career Cast—they are always near the top of the list. What could really be so great about interpreting statistics to determine probabilities of accidents, sickness, and death, and loss of property from theft and natural disasters?

And why have I never actually met an actuary? Are their jobs so exceedingly awesome that they don’t take time to associate with non-actuaries? [Read more…]

Steve Garber on Dorothy Sayers on work

I appreciate a man who not only is a fan of Dorothy Sayers’s essays on work, but also read all the Lord Peter Wimsey novels with his wife during their first year of marriage. This is Steve Garber, of the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture, blogging on the institute’s website: As we talked, [Read More…]

A slow leak

By Mike Coyner Recently the left rear tire on my car starting losing air. My car has a warning light to let me know when a tire is low on air pressure, so each time the warning light came on I would stop at a gas station and put some more air into the tire. [Read More…]

We only wanted a youthworker….

Where once retailers were strangers, they are now a united group, proudly sharing photographs of their joint achievement. Where they acted as competitors towards each other, they now act like a mini Neighborhood Watch group alerting one another to thefts and break-ins. Once again, something of the life-giving kingdom breaks through. [Read more…]

From the archives: Meaningless jobs?

In what ways have you seen others bring meaning to a “meaningless job?” In what ways have you shared the gospel through your work? [Read more…]