Introduction Unemployment is an unavoidable reality of modern life. It raises deep issues to do with human value and identity at the individual level. It raises structural questions to do with the nature of Western society itself.
Introduction Leisure and recreation have become of enormous importance in developed western societies. Travel, tourism, sport etc. have become giant industries. Australians in particular define themselves from these spheres. So important have these areas become in the common life that … Continue reading
Introduction Modern society has blurred the traditional (often Christian informed) distinctions between work, career and vocation.
Introduction Why is there work at all? What is God’s primary purpose in making it possible for us to work?
Introduction There is a tendency amongst many Christians to view work according to a hierarchy of spirituality: pastors and missionaries at the top, caring vocations next (doctors, nurses etc.), business and trade last. The standards of prayer and godliness expected … Continue reading
Introduction Observation that men have more work related issues than women. As a generalisation, females are more relational and males more task-oriented. There are reasons for believing that this is not simply a cultural matter. Genesis 2 and Man’s Closeness … Continue reading
Introduction Aim of this devotion is to help lead to confidence/mastery of the realm of work. This is pleasing to God. N.B. “work” is not the same as paid employment, this will be developed later.