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.
What is the nature of God's grace? The article describes the differences between God's common grace and God's special grace, in line with the reformed teaching of election. Common grace is extended to all men, but does not lead to salvation. Special grace is extended to the elect, and leads to righteousness in Jesus Christ, and thus salvation.
Common grace is the universal ministry of God. This article acknowledges the current controversy around this term, but maintains that speaking of common grace is still proper. The term 'common grace' refers to God as being the Creator of everything and being omnipresent, sovereign and kind. This He displays to all - believers and unbelievers.