Category: Workplace

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
In a world overwhelmed by the demands of work, “Bluey” reminds us of the ethical importance of play

In an outcome driven world, we have become time-poor, notes Max Jeganathan. He writes, "Long before Dickens warned against the dangers of utilitarianism and Bluey offered an inoculation against it, King David — in the biblical book of Psalms — wrote of the simple fun of smelling freshly cut grass. Then his son — King Solomon — […]

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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 3, 2024
Feeling tired after returning to work? Here are some possible reasons why

There can be several contributors to feeling exhausted, but they can be hard to determine. This article explores the issue and suggests ways to improve a sense of well-being. "Natasha Yates has worked in general practice for more than 20 years in both rural and urban settings. During that time, she's seen many patients come […]

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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 2, 2024
How do you become a friction fixer at work? 

Professor Bob Sutton shares some strategies for managing friction with others in the workplace. "Professor Sutton has himself experienced workplace friction, pointing to a memorable instance that involved an unnecessary meeting invite. "[Someone] sent every faculty member — so that's about 2,000 of us — a 12,066-word email with a 7,500-word attachment inviting … all […]

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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 21, 2024
10 Ways to Become More Grateful

Further to his earlier article, "Why Gratitude is Good", the link for which is found below, Robert Emmons details his suggestions for seeking gratitude. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/ten_ways_to_become_more_grateful1/ Image : Photo by Pro Church Media on Unsplash

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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 14, 2024
Don't ask me what I do

People always ask this question and your response may either draw them closer or they may pull away, depending on their experience of others in that role. "Work is an important part of people's lives, often serving as a source of purpose, meaning, and identity. But should we define ourselves by our careers? Business school […]

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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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February 12, 2024
The Blessings of Difficult Bosses, Coworkers, Employees & Customers

Russell Gehrlein helpfully shows how workplace conflict can be used by God, in his grace and mercy, to mature the Christian in faith. "Have you ever thought about how God uses you to meet the full spectrum of human needs (physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually) by what you do all day? If you are a hard […]

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