Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pet Party Planner

Do we have a theology of Work?
Are their jobs that are off limits to Christians?
Should a Christian be part of a company or business that promotes sin or dishonest gain?
And who gets to decide what jobs are 'Christian' or 'godly?'
Can a Christian work with a clean conscience for wallstreet? or an oil company? or a beer distributer?
Can a Christian work at a job that caters to our self-indulgent society?
(example i used was a Pet Party Planner) (don't know if it even exists but could a Christian be satisfied and hold that job & work for the glory of God at it?)

CS Lewis wrote:
"All the same, the New Testament, without going into details, gives us a pretty clear hint of what a fully Christian Society would be like. Perhaps it gives us more than we can take. It tells us that we are to be no passengers or parasites: If man does not work, he ought not eat. Everyone is to work with his own hands, and what is more, every one's work is to produce something good: there will be no manufacture of silly luxuries and then of sillier advertisements to persuade us to buy them. And there is to be no 'swank' or 'side', no putting on airs. To that extent a Christian society would be what we now call Leftist." (HT: Fred)

I think we seldom think about our work in a Biblical Framework
These are hard questions
The 'lines' are not clear
I wonder if we have even thought about them

It would be interesting to hear where you might have drawn the line for yourself and your work



  1. I think you are absolutely right when you say that we seldonm think of our work in a "Christian framework." Work is simply something that we simply "do" and neglect the scriptures: "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." - Col 3:23-24.

    Imagine what believers could accomplish if we REALLY believed that!

  2. Good Point: The first 'line' we draw in forming a Biblical theology of work is that we are not working for man (or an employer) or for money (success, power, etc) but for God. We will ultimately answer to Him for our work choices.