Christ and Cash?
Christ is leading many Christian professionals into new ways
of thinking and working.
Christians sometimes assume we must leave our faith outside the workplace door. Perhaps we worry it might interfere with our work to bring up matters best left personal and private. But such concerns are clearly misplaced according to our cover story “Marketplace Mis- sionaries” by Debra Fieguth. The business people quoted are enthusiastic about how
their faith is relevant to their work, and each has a unique
understanding of God’s personal call. It’s inspiring to hear
how they are anchoring their business practices in their
faith and biblical principles. The results are often evident
in the products and services offered and the respectful care
they show for staff and clients. What’s more, these busi-nesses are profitable.
A variety of ministries have sprung up to support people
in the marketplace and to provide Christian spiritual direction. Their leaders share with Faith Today some profound
and relevant advice.
Integrating faith and work takes thought, and thankfully
Canadians have access to some great training in biblical
thinking at our seminaries and Bible colleges. In “Baby
Boomers Head to Seminary” by Patricia Paddey, you will
read about how more and more Christians over 50 are
going back to school. Paddey, who signed up herself, discovered she wasn’t the only “older” student. And she found
how learning is becoming more conversational as young
and older students share and learn.
Reading such articles can help us understand the chan-
ges occurring around us in the marketplace and our semin-
aries. Faith Today is also starting two new columns to extend
that understanding even further.
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