“You’re a Christian. What do you think about Israel Folau?” How should we respond when we're asked questions like these in the workplace? How might we be public Christians in an Israel Folau world? Here are four things to keep in mind as we navigate questions like these.
Witness with lives
Patience is in short supply today. It can be very hard to find, perhaps especially in the workplace. And yet when we encounter genuine patience it is profoundly counter-cultural. It’s distinct. It’s different. It's attractive. So what empowers patience, and what might it look like in the workplace?
When it comes to Christian witness we of course declare the Gospel with our lips. But we also display it with our lives. What might that mean for our workplace witness?
The Apostle Paul instructs us to "bear with each other". But that can be hard to do in the workplace. How might understanding that we're all a bit crazy possibly help?
When it comes to the workplace, the story that we are meant to tell our colleagues is that we have got it all together, that we’re competent and in control. That we are completely fine. And yet the reality is, none of us are.
"If your workplace is anything like mine Easter is that time of the year when your colleagues bring their religious baggage out of storage". Why it can be hard being a Christian in the workplace at Easter...and a way forward.
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?
Australia is gearing up to follow the lead of other countries and have a plebiscite on same-sex marriage. How should Christians who hold to marriage being between a man and a woman respond when the conversation comes up with our colleagues, family and friends? Here are five simple suggestions.
The surprising way in which the wisdom of one atheist helps us in our workplace witness as Christians.