We’ve all seen it growing, used it, and may even have found ourselves offering our own labor and services as part of it. The Gig Economy. While great strides are being made in the industry, it also begs the question for faithful Christians on how the benefits can be weighed over concerns of destructive impact to flourishing in God’s economy.
In her book Kingdom Calling, Amy Sherman lays out a vision for the coming kingdom of God expressed and ushered in through a co-laboring with God in our daily work. Throughout the book Sherman reframes the notion that “the kingdom of God is both something that is now and not yet.”
Alan Noble’s Disruptive Witness has been a hot topic in some evangelical circles. I appreciate the book because it breaks down the complex and often quoted ideas of Charles Taylor into manageable pieces that I can actually understand.
When Christians think of Hollywood as an industry, the last thing that comes to mind for many is a group of “divine image-bearers wonderfully expressing their creative giftedness for God’s glory.” But what if our view of Tinsel Town is skewed?
In a me-first culture, acts of selflessness register all the more precious in our psyche. May we all seek to be the type of people in our vocations who support, uplift, and affirm everyone on our team who labor with us.
While it would be easily to overlook the value behind the letter of the law set in place here in Leviticus, the principle spirit of creating means to care for the sojourner can help us approach our blessings with open hands, knowing Christ is the true giver of all good gifts, and thus worthy of glory, honor, and praise.
In God’s economy, His people are always blessed to then turn around and be a blessing to the world. This is fundamental to the mission of God. So what does it mean to steward blessings for the benefit not only of God and myself but also my neighbor?
We at CFWLA are celebrating this season of advent expectation with a four-part series of devotionals that seek to honestly acknowledge the depth of our brokenness and the far-reaching hope of the gospel, specifically in the work we engage with every day. You can read the devotional series below in its entirety.
We look to the First Advent as a reminder and guarantee that the Second Advent is surely coming soon. It will be an eternity of work without thorns and spotless intimacy with God and neighbor. But today, we work with excellence and love one another because the Spirit makes us alive and helps us every step of the way.
Advent reminds us that the Lord is present, and he keeps us. Because he keeps us, our suffering leads to steadfastness. We are able to rejoice in our vocational trials and tribulations because we worship a Savior who suffered and uses suffering for great good even when we can’t understand it in the moment.