"Hallowed" is an uncommon word in our culture today. So what does Jesus mean when He teaches His followers to pray "Hallowed be your name"? Surprisingly it has significant implications for our work, changing everything about how we undertake our daily labour.
With the end of the year just around the corner we thought it was the perfect time to look back on 2014 and share with you our top five most read articles of the year. What made the list? Click to find out!
At Christmas time people are often more open to considering spiritual things. So how can we communicate the Christmas message with our lips and our lives to our colleagues? Here are eight simple suggestions
Will we work in heaven? Or is it simply something to fill our waking hours while we wait for Jesus' return? You might be surprised by these reflections, based on thoughts by Timothy Keller...
At the age of 22 I had completed a Melbourne University Science degree and Post-graduate Diploma of Audiology and entered the workforce with Australian Hearing. I remember my first year on the job, being so keen to apply all the knowledge I had acquired during my training, and being somewhat outraged at what I perceived to be the more laid-back, cavalier attitudes of my supervisors. I was ready to take on the world, keen to make an impact.
"The Gospel changes everything". So how does the Gospel change one common aspect of work life - networking? In this short article, Life @ Work director Andrew Laird explains how the Gospel might transform this part of our work.
A State election is imminent in Victoria and it will pepper the conversations of our workplaces. The election offers an excellent opportunity to engage our colleagues about issues of real substance. It’s an opportunity to get to know our colleagues better, to demonstrate Christian distinctiveness, to foster conversations seasoned with salt and build bridges to the Gospel. Here are eight questions you can ask your colleagues to stimulate meaningful discussion.
One of God’s original purposes for work was not so much that we would “love our work” – He certainly did intend that for us. But more than loving our work God intended that we would “love others by our work”...
Christian faith and workplace ambition – in the minds of some they are an impossible pair. Certainly a young William Wilberforce once thought so. Wilberforce was five years into his political career when he became a Christian, and in the following months seriously considered quitting politics. In his mind, ambition in the political arena could not possibly connect with his new found faith. However thanks to the encouragement of John Newton he remained in politics, determined instead to let his new found passion for Christ shape his political ambitions. Within a year or two he began hearing about an anti-slave trade movement. And the rest as they say is history.
William Wilberforce’s story is not uncommon. Many a Christian has wrestled with how to marry their faith with workplace ambition. So what is ambition and is it inherently ungodly?
Is ambition a dirty word? Is it inherently ungodly and selfish? Or is it appropriate in the life of a Christian? Is there a way to be ambitious that honours Christ? These were the sorts of questions we considered at our second annual Life @ Work conference.
Overlooking the Yarra in Melbourne, we gathered over two nights to hear from four speakers, unpacking the issues surrounding ambition. And what we discovered is that ambition on its own is morally neutral. The key question is, how are we harnessing it?