One of the great challenges of the Christian life is how to work. That is, how do we integrate faith with our professional lives? For most of us, Christianity is what you do on the weekends and in the evenings, like praying and reading the Bible, while work is something altogether different, making Christianity effectively irrelevant in the workplace. In other words, at work, we become practical atheists--it makes no real difference whether we are Christians or not.
We need to recover a "theology of work." For many, work is just a means of income and a drudgery to be endured. For others, work is our glory and significance. But what does the Bible tell us about the origins and meaning of work? Why is work so awful, such that we hate it, and yet there are glimmers of deep meaning and fulfillment? And how should we go about choosing a profession?
This Sunday, Pastor Michael will begin a two-part series on integrating faith and work.
Image: "The Tower of Babel" by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The story of Babel in Genesis 11 shows us the tragedy of work without God.