Inundated as we are with secular distortions regarding how to think about our work lives, we need to remind ourselves of basic scriptural truths in order to think clearly about the subject. In How Can I Serve God at Work?, Ray Pennings unpacks ten biblical principles that will help believers cultivate everyday godliness in a twenty-first-century North American context. Pennings also discusses how a biblical view of vocation contrasts with a secular one and how this might make a difference as we head to work in the morning. Armed with a proper theology of work, readers will be better equipped to serve and glorify God in things that are sometimes considered less spiritual.
Ray Pennings is a cofounder and executive vice-president of think tank Cardus (www.cardus.ca). He is a graduate of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and is a member of and licensed exhorter in the Free Reformed Churches of North America.
“Practical godliness begins when we see the relevance, beauty, and provision of God for all our thoughts, words, acts, and circumstances. Ray Pennings helpfully teaches Christians how to notice the relevance, beauty, and provision of God for the work He calls us to do. This booklet can help Christians young and old to discover and rediscover a biblical vision of work.”
—Eric Moerdyk, pastor, Bethel Free Reformed Congregation, Monarch, Alberta