Even when we understand God’s intentions for work, many of us experience it as difficult; at times, it is futile or senseless. Whether we’re confronting the way elite sport misshapes identity, or the often emotionally and physically taxing toil of tertiary studies, we all have encountered sin and brokenness within our work places. As Olivia Burne puts it in her recent Common Ground article, work is “a gathering point for some of our deepest pains and longings, and the makeshift altar of many of our false gods.”
We find ourselves wondering, what has gone wrong with our work? This is the question we look to answer in the latest episode of our series, The Good of Work.