Work & the New Creation

Author:
Mark Stephens
Date:
April 24, 2024
Type:

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 will cancel out all that has preceded it.

Perhaps in no area is this kind of anxiety felt in greater measure than in the arena of work. Most work is an inherently mundane enterprise, a secular business. After all, it stands to reason that most Christians are not paid pastoral workers, engaging in the business of the ‘cure of souls’. On the contrary, they are everything from accountants to abattoir workers. But apart from the earning of wages (which enables financial provision and provides opportunities for evangelism), is there any value to one’s present work, particularly in light of the future which is to come?"

https://www.case.edu.au/blogs/case-subscription-library/work-the-new-creation

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