Blog - Mirroring God

Monday, November 24, 2008

Just the thought of reflecting God can overload our imaginations. How do you go about imaging an infinite Person? And the idea of mirroring him in your workplace raises the question: Where would you even begin?

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Sunday, April 26, 2009
In sales jobs, the pressures to leave straight paths and take more profitable shortcuts can take the Christian into the red zone. One believer (we'll call him Frank), who works as a regional sales director for a global pharmaceutical firm, recently felt the force of that temptation. read more...
Monday, June 15, 2009

The story caught the nation's attention last month. Shopkeeper Mohammed Sohail was just closing up when a man with a baseball bat rushed in demanding money. When Sohail grabbed a gun, the man dropped to his knees, pleading for mercy and saying he had no money. What happened next made national news.

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Friday, June 03, 2011

You see the flash card for less than a second. The word on it: Stewardship. Quick—say your first thought. What does that word mean?

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Why work? The question has several answers, some on target and some off. Bottom line: we work because God is a worker—and he made us in his image. So working becomes one of the main ways we reflect God’s likeness in the world. But that raises a question.

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Friday, July 06, 2012
The other day at the gym, a friend who serves as a pastor told me of a "profoundly spiritual experience” he had had the day before. He said, "It wasn’t at church, or during a quiet time alone with my Bible . . .  read more...
Sunday, September 02, 2012

Happy Labor Day! The U.S. Dept. of Labor website says, "Labor Day [singular] . . . is a creation of the labor movement.” The Bible says labor days [plural] are a creation of God: "Six days you shall labor and do all your work” (Ex. 20:9). Not one, not two, but six out of seven days are labor days. That’s more than 300 each year.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

John C. Knapp writes about "the Christian community’s long-standing ambivalence about money.” Yet he goes on to say that, "the subject of work cannot be fully addressed apart from the making and spending of money.” (How the Church Fails Businesspeople, pp. 45, 67). Some of our double-mindedness arises from an uneasiness over the disparity between haves and have-nots.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
When you say "workplace,” does "community” come to mind? It’s easy to assume we leave community (gathered church, neighborhood) when we go to work. You may be thinking, "My work sure doesn’t feel like community!” But does God send you there to help build community? read more...
Saturday, May 04, 2013

It was a penetrating question. It came to my attention this week through the course, "Taking Your Soul to Work.” Dr. R. Paul Stevens, author of many books that explore the biblical view of our daily work, had taught the course at Regent College, Vancouver, BC. I am in the process of adapting the material to teach as an online course for the Bakke Graduate University (BGU).


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Friday, June 28, 2013

According to the State of the American Workplace: 2010—2012 based on Gallup surveys, 70 percent of U.S. workers are either "not engaged” or "actively disengaged” in their work. That leaves less than one-third who are "engaged.”

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