I've got a series coming up at church in April/May where we'll be spending time thinking about how a Christian should work.

I'm currently doing some reading and research and I was struck by this great quote by Dorothy Sayers in Tim Keller's book Every Good Endeavor (which is a truly great endeavor, and a splendid book!).  Anyhow here is the quote:

"The church's approach to an intelligent carpenter is usually confined to exhorting him to not be drunk and disorderly in his leisure hours and to come to church on Sundays.  What the church should be telling him is this: the very first demand that his religion makes upon him is that he should make good tables."

There's something more positive and compelling about the second charge than the first right?

Anyway, much of what I've heard in relation to Christians and work is simply, there is gospel work (working for the church, reading the bible with people, evangelism) and there is other implied, lesser work (i.e. everything else that the majority of the world does). Suffice to say, that's never really cut it for me.  Well this book is giving great voice to a larger view of work, of how it is integral to every person, and how we were created by a working God to work.

I've got more books to read, more thinking to do, but I'm really looking forward to what God will do through this series!  Please pray for me and for our church, that this will not only change our thinking, but it will enable us to be God's people in our places of work.