The author focuses on work ethic and traces the understanding of it from the time of the Reformation. He takes into consideration the reasons why the rise of capitalism has been attributed to a change brought about by the new view among Protestants of work ethic.
The article focuses on the ethics of work, citing laziness as one great sin of our day.
Martin Luther refuted the view that the true Christian calling involved becoming a monk. He began affirming the spiritual value of the ordinary profession as part of one's high calling. But the Christian church has since abused this teaching as well, and man is once again faced by his own greed versus a true godly vocation.
This article discusses the grain offering or cereal offering, noting its usage. The article then discusses the perspectives that the offering provides on biblical economics and ecology. It is a liturgical expression of the biblical theology of ownership and property. It is also related to human labour, and the author shows several important truths that emerge from this relationship.
This article shows how Christian retirement can be a time for self-absorption instead of kingdom service. It lists five errors many make when thinking about retirement.
Cultivating right attitudes to provision and wealth will lead to right lifestyles. This article encourages three lifestyle changes in this area: have a community mindset, personally engage with those who struggle financially, and pursue a rhythm of work and rest.
How does human work connect to God's work? The article answers this question by looking at the cultural mandate, the great commission, and the great commandment.
This article looks at the subject of work. It considers what the coming of Jesus Christ means for our daily work. What is the nature of Christ's dominion, and how do we share in it?
Are you thankful for the job you have? There are five reasons that should make you thankful for your work.
To the Reformers all labour was accepted as a calling and performed as unto the Lord. This article maps the path that led the church to embrace the dualistic view of life and forget the implications of the priesthood of all believers. It shows that embracing the call to follow Christ is foundational to understand the theology of work. This is how the church can recover the biblical truth of vocation.
A Christian's vocation is a part of God's work in this world, and of serving others. Let the article explain.
This article considers four principles that the believer should consider in thinking about retirement.
Suffering from burnout? This article offers an antidote that consists of six steps.
Work is neither a curse nor a punishment. In fact, this article explains how work is a blessing, an opportunity to imitate God.
This article offers four steps to biblical conflict resolution: realize that conflict is unavoidable, initiate reconciliation, avoid lingering conflict, and release anger by turning to prayer.
Do you ever ask why you work? What is your attitude to your daily task? This article offers five reasons from the New Testament why the Christian works.
Christians are called to full-time Christian service. This article argues for this by looking at the role of work in the life and teaching of Jesus.
The author of this article shares his and his family's experience with unemployment in order to raise awareness about this struggle. He also reflects on how they were helped to view their whole experience spiritually.
How is work to be viewed? How do we evaluate the work done by either believers or unbelievers? This article argues that there is an uncomfortable relationship between British evangelicals and ordinary work, and wants to understand the reasons for this state of affairs. It also wants to point a way forward for a better development of a theology of work. This article focuses on the work done by unbelievers in the context of common grace.