Category: Christian Living

April 25, 2024
Work, Rest, and Play

In this article Dr Uli Chi gives insight into the importance of a work/life balance. In a world where expectations of productivity and achievement are high, our to-do lists can become endless. Dr Chi's article helps consider the theology behind work and recognises the God-given value of sabbath rest. "As important as work is, work […]

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April 24, 2024
Work & the New Creation

Mark Stephens considers how the Christian hope for our future influences the way in which we approach work in the present. "All too often, Christian talk about the present becomes a discourse of ‘endurance’, in which we are waiting for the day when the present will be terminated by the arrival of an eternity that […]

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April 13, 2024
Why fighting for justice and creating beauty are basically the same thing

An artist and a lawyer discuss beauty and justice. What is beauty? What is justice? Makoto Fujimura explains that in Japan, beauty is sacrifice. His wife, Haejin, notes that justice is only discussed, eg. in the media, when situations or events are considered unjust, so we rarely see a "just" world. Despite our cultural differences, […]

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April 3, 2024
The Secret of Powerful Prayer

Theologian David Mitchell reflects on Jesus' teaching about prayer in Matthew 6:5-15, noting that, "It’s not about me and my words. It’s so easy for Christians to feel guilty about their prayer life when in actuality prayer, Christian prayer, is talking to a loving and understanding Father. He himself is the secret to successful prayer. […]

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April 3, 2024
Strengthen Your Prayer Life with an Assist from Past Pray-ers

Zachariah Carter suggests using the written prayers of others when struggling to express our own thoughts and words in our devotions. "One of the benefits of written prayers is the opportunity to expand your vision of what prayer can be. Some prayers are deeply theological and can help you ponder the depths of God’s self-revelation. […]

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March 21, 2024
How to Transform Destructive Coworker Behaviours

In this article David Winters seeks biblical solutions to three destructive behaviours in the workplace -- anger, martyrdom, and negativity. "Jehovah is a God of order. Just look around the world and the universe. It’s easy to see his design in nature and the orderly way ecosystems operate. The Bible says God is not the […]

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March 20, 2024
Hints for How to Pray

A Simple Regimen of Private Prayer In 1942, George A. Buttrick, a Congregationalist minister, wrote this guide to the practice of prayer, noting that, “Prayer is friendship with God. Friendship is not formal, but it is not formless: it has cultivation…the casual mind kills it.” The founder of Renovaré, Richard J. Foster, writes, "I am helped […]

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March 20, 2024
The (Hyper) Consuming Christian

A thoughtful reflection by Renee Zou considering consumerism. "How much of our spending is not to meet our needs, but rather for the expression of self and the impressing of others? It is sad to see how Christians, at least in the West, have also bought into the hedonistic lie of our century that life […]

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February 26, 2024

Reframe: Identity Saturday 17 February 8:30am - 12:30pmVenue: Tabor CollegeKeynote speaker: Max Jeganathan Event Resources

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February 22, 2024
Three Ways to Meaningfully Waste Time

Author, Chelsea Logan asks, "why would we ever intentionally waste time? Why would we ever choose to spend our time being unproductive, or, by definition, careless, purposeless, and inefficient?" In this article she explains that, as the Creation account in the biblical book of Genesis reveals, God rested on the sabbath day. We too, are not designed […]

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February 20, 2024
Book Review - Working without Wilting

Book by Jago Wynne The book is really a compilation of 10 years of seeing where the Bible speaks into the environment of London workers. At a time of soul searching about the economy, leadership & a bleak global future, Christians need to know why they work and how to be faithful ambassadors for Christ […]

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February 12, 2024
How Do You Love Your Neighbor At Work?

Matt Perman helps us think through this question by theologically framing it with Scripture. God has prepared work for us to do: "10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10 (ESV); and our motives should be to care for others as ourselves: "14 Let all […]

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