For many people, one of their most lonely places in the world is sitting at a desk in a crowded office. What is the reason for such loneliness? And how might we solve it for ourselves, and for others?
“Requirement for the job: must be a person characterised by gentleness”. Chances are that’s a job description that you’ve never encountered before. And yet gentleness is to be a defining characteristic of the Christian person
In his book The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis made the case that friendship may just be the most significant of all human loves. So how do I develop close friendships, especially with my work colleagues who don't follow Jesus? A practical and personal reflection on "how to hang out with your mates".
"Envy rots the bones" says the writer in Proverbs. And perhaps the one area of life where many of us feel it most acutely is in the workplace. How does the Gospel help us overcome this rot, and release us to live free from the grip of envy?
"God does His work in us where we spend most of our time, which for many is at work. We tend to think we'll go out there and do great things for Him. But often our work is a place where God is changing us. And He does it so often through setbacks".
How does the former ABC Managing Director describe the way he sought to integrate his Christian faith with his work? At times, Mark Scott admits it was a case of "muddling along".
"I have never heard a sermon or talk in a Christian context about competition. Maybe I have missed out somewhere. Maybe it means that ‘competition’ is not something Christians need to talk about or, want to talk about, in church settings. I suspect it’s the latter".
"How does joyfully and eagerly doing our work well call attention to God’s worth, value and significance? Because this can be selfless work. It communicates that what matters most to me is not how I am advantaged by my work, but how what I do advantages others".
How one simple word conveys not weakness, but confidence. And not a confidence in ourselves but in the Gospel. This is the evangelistic power of the apology.