by Wayne Kirkland, co-author of Where's God on Monday? It's 10am Monday and Hugh is already feeling bored and unmotivated, his mind is already drifting to the events of the previous weekend. It had been downhill pretty much from the start of the day. The boss had made his customary entrance, slapping a wad of … Continue reading Are You Engaged–in Your Work?
by Wayne Kirkland, co-author of Where's God on Monday? As we’ve talked with numerous people over the years, it seems to us that, broadly speaking, there are three main ways Christians think about their work: 1. Work as a means to an end – “I work to live” The most common attitude (particularly to paid … Continue reading Idle, Idol, or Worship?
by Wayne Kirkland, co-author of Where's God on Monday? In the Christian world there’s a perception that we could be doing more for God if only we could free ourselves from the distractions of “the world”. The thinking goes something like this: I have a simple faith. I distinguish between 'spiritual' and 'secular'. By spiritual … Continue reading Are You Doing Spiritual Work?
by Wayne Kirkland, co-author of Where's God on Monday? I’d had a difficult year. Despite my intense commitment to working with unchurched young people, I was feeling tired and drawn. Everything was an effort. And the challenges I was presented with just served to overwhelm me. At the end of the year I sat with … Continue reading Sabbaticals Can Be For Everyone
by Wayne Kirkland, co-author of Where's God on Monday? Imagine this scene: It’s 6pm and John walks in through the front entrance of the house he shares with Liz, his wife, and their three children. He puts down his briefcase and Liz immediately gives him a kiss, inquiring, “How was your day at work, dear?” … Continue reading Are You Working?
Although work is the dominant activity of our everyday lives, our Monday-Friday work and Sunday worship can sometimes feel disconnected, even worlds apart. Too many Christians feel that their spiritual life doesn't relate to their work life--or that somehow they're not serving God unless they're in full-time ministry. But we need to realize that all … Continue reading God’s co-workers?