Effective Faith Sharing in the Workplace

posted: 23 Jan 2010 comments: 1category:

Following on from my last post. I wonder if the Christian Community in he UK and in Scotland needs to be more pro-active to support and encourage Christians to live out the Gospel in the workplace. I really don't think we need to be over zealous and be "in people's face" because there are always natural opportunities to talk about faith issues where ever you find yourself. Take for instance a conversation I had with someone trecently about disabled parking spaces. They...
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Do we define the space or does the space define us?

posted: 20 Jan 2010 comments: 1category:

I was walking past a couple of elders as they talked in church on Sunday . I couldn't help but overhear their conversation. They were talking to each other about the challenges that face them in the workplace. I stopped and listened to them as they began to share with me some of the issues that face them as Christians at work. One of them said to me " I feel like two different people there's the professional me and then there is the guilty Christian me" It got me...
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Indian Pete - The Scottish Anti Slave Hero

posted: 24 Mar 2007 comments: 1category:

jack1.jpg Interesting to see how the new film Amazing Grace has caught the headlines. There are a number of interesting clips on the above web site worth looking at. The whole issue of slavery is something we should all be concerned about. Its not so much that we apologise for the deeds of past generations, its more important that we all do something about the situation today. All over the world people are being bought and sold into slavery. The Church Times has an...
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Grace is never cheap.

posted: 16 Mar 2007 comments: 1category:

U2 is hard to beat as a band when it comes to raw emotion and energy. I just love the song entitled "Grace" from the "ALL THAT YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND" Album. I like the clever way that Bono has personified the idea of grace. It is a very biblical idea to take a Godly characteristic and express it through a human being. I think that is what it means when Paul writes, God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself. Anyway I'm including this piece in the section...
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You can't change the message

posted: 15 Mar 2007 comments: 1category:

Newbigin in his book, The Gospel in a Pluralist Society helps us begin to understand some of the issues we wrestle with as Christians every day in our lives. It's a book worth reading. He reminds us how easy it is to recast the Christian story in terms that we think will make the message more plausible. Many of the 20th century theologians have tried to explain the miracles in the gospels in purely psychological terms. These theologians talk of the miracles as visions...
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