Those who have been following my ongoing series on evangelicalism and Gnosticism will be interested to know that I recently published two more articles in this ongoing series. Both articles deal with attitudes towards work. I show that many of the assumptions that modern evangelicals hold about work are actually more Gnostic than Christian.
Should a Christian consider his secular job to be a zone of spiritual neutrality, or can even the most menial work be offered up to God?
In order to fully serve God, must a person go into full time ministry, or can we pursue our ordinary callings in a way which renders it as a ministry?
I have explored these and other questions in these two articles. In the process, I discuss the doctrine known as 'The Protestant Work Ethic' - an idea that can be found throughout the writings of the church fathers. To read my articles, click on the links below:
- Your Day Job is Your Ministry (Gnosticism and Evangelicalism 5)
- Gnosticism in the Work Place (Gnosticism and Evangelicalism 6)