Friday 5 December 2014

Amy L. Sherman on Work

The Gospel Coalition posts a piece by Amy L. Sherman on ‘The Basics of a Biblical Theology of Work’, taken from her book Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good (Downers Grove: IVP, 2011).

She borrows from Robert Banks the notion of God as our ‘vocational model’, describing ‘the various sorts of work he does and how myriad human vocations give expression to these aspects of God’s work’, which includes the following:

• Redemptive work – God’s saving and reconciling actions
• Creative work – God’s fashioning of the physical and human world
• Providential work – God’s provision for and sustaining of humans and the creation
• Justice work – God’s maintenance of justice
• Compassionate work – God’s involvement in comforting, healing, guiding, and shepherding
• Revelatory work – God’s work to enlighten with truth

See the whole article for brief expansion of the points.

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