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Inspired by C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter Heslam reflects imaginatively on Advent. He compares the pandemic to Narnia under the White Witch. And he suggests that the arrival of the vaccine is a sign that Aslan is on the move.
This pandemic proves how much we all need business. Take, for instance, the vaccine. It has not been provided by charity, nor government, nor even the NHS. It has come from business. Or, more specifically, from companies like Moderna and BioNTech.
A tiny virus has proved able to bring the global economy almost to a standstill.
Paul‘s epistles were written, in the main, from and to situations of lockdown. For this reason, they take on new resonance in the midst of our current pandemic.
The Salvation Army Food Bank crisis we highlighted recently on LinkedIn underlines the relevance of the story of manna in the wilderness (Exodus 16).
In this article, Peter Heslam introduces the notion of ‘work as worship’. This is the theme of the Faith in Business Leadership Retreat, which will take place from 5 to 7 April 2019, at Westminster College Cambridge.
Originally, a gig was a spear for catching fish. Then it was a boat, then a horse-drawn carriage, then a punishment, and then a rock concert, then a unit of digital information.
My attention to this passage was drawn by its mention at a recent Salt conference. (Salt is the fast emerging Christian Aid business network). One workshop focused on the plight of people living and working in conditions of economic slavery...
There are times when work seems futile. Like the fishermen in John 21, we ‘catch nothing’. But Jesus changed all that. This story raises the question whether we look for the resurrection power of Jesus to be evident in our places of work.
God in Christ has reconciled everything. This includes the mighty forces that wield formidable power in the world, as well as flawed material products.
Jesus’ friendship with tax collectors caused controversy because they did ‘dirty work’. At the present time their mantle has passed to bankers. Christians need to rethink their attitudes – and so do bankers – in the light of Jesus’ friendship.
Right at the start of his ministry Jesus set out his mission statement: good news to the poor, release to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, freedom for the oppressed. This remains an inspiration for many business people today.
Some individuals play the role of toxic handlers in organisations, mediating between different parts but soaking up a lot of flak. This is precisely what Jesus did in the most important episode of his work on earth – his death on the cross.
In the opening verses of Romans 12 Paul offers three priceless pieces of advice which are of crucial relevance for Christians in the workplace.
This reflection was originally written for the SALT Business Network (Christian Aid).
When he rested from his work of creation, God pronounced it very good. We should use our Sabbath rest to look back over the week’s work and take satisfaction in it.
Bezalel and Oholiab were craftsmen working on the tabernacle. God filled them with his Spirit, equipped them for their work and inspired them to be creative. God calls all manner of people to perform crucial tasks in his service.
Hiram of Tyre’s provision of timber for the making of Solomon’s temple and palace is an instructive study in managing the supply chain. It worked well, due to a background of friendship, a balance of power, and a focus on delighting the customer...
Tyre was a formidable trading centre in Old Testament times. Yet it became proud and over-reached itself. Careful study of Ezekiel 26-28 can help the West to attain a God-given understanding of its current situation.
Jeremiah’s purchase of a field when Jerusalem was under siege seemed to make no commerical sense, but it was a powerful prophetic gesture. Investments which are long-term, made on others’ behalf and carried out in obedience to God may have the ...
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