Sermon: The Ships of Tarshish

In The Last Battle, the concluding book of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, heaven comes crashing into earth. Aslan, the Christ-figure, returns and the characters see him face-to-face, and those who respond with joy are invited into the wide open country of salvation. And what they discover is that this salvation land, this redemption country,…

Sermon: Work of Salvation

We have been exploring, in these last few weeks, the ways in which the Christian faith speaks into every square inch of our lives. In particular, we have been asking how God’s Word speaks to our lives at work. We saw in Genesis 1-3 that all of work is good, all of work is fallen,…

Sermon: Foundations for Work

This is a community that values work – hard work. In our time here, I’ve seen some of the beauty of this, and some of its dangers. We know both the joy and peace of good work, a job well done, and we know the bondage that work can become. As we have watched you…

First Glance: Ephesians 4:17-5:2

He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. (Ephesians 4:28) Q110. What does God forbid in the eighth commandment? A. God forbids not only outright theft and robbery, punishable by law. But in God’s…