Myth 9: ‘Working really hard will earn me favour with God’
// Although I am a product of a me-centred culture I also share a big chunk of the blame.
Written by Chris Buttenshaw
Myth 8: ‘If I’m unable to work in a paid job, I’m not contributing to society’
// We have even begun to use business words to talk about the Church: ‘networking’, ‘strategy’, ‘vision’, ‘cell groups’.
Written by Anya Briggs
Myth 7: Low-paying or low status work is an assault on my dignity.
// When the temp agency offered me a "high-level, interesting and socially responsible" job, it sounded great.
Written by Caroline Challis
Myth 6: We work to earn money, so you may as well earn as much of it as possible
// Can we really be free from the pressure to earn more, more, more? Or are we just kidding ourselves when...
Written by threads
Myth 5: Work sucks! Early retirement is the dream.
// Sat in a taxi at 2am, after another 16-hour day, I wonder what on earth I’m doing with my life.
Written by Jeremy Moses
Myth 4: Most of us have ‘jobs’ while missionaries and church workers have ‘callings’
// When I asked God what He thought about the job I was applying for, I heard only silence. Did He...
Written by Anonymous
Myth 3: ‘Rest is an inefficient use of time’
// Why spend your evenings moulding the sofa to your backside when you could be getting in some overtime for a...
Written by Pete Curran
Myth 2: ‘If I’m not happy at work, I must be in the wrong job and should just quit’
// At university, I was so busy consuming curries and trying to impress girls with my guitar that I never really...
Written by Tom Marshall
Myth 1: ‘My faith is a liability at work. If I want to progress and do well I need to keep it private.’
// Christine Woolgar kicks off our new series tackling the top 10 myths about work.
Written by Christine Woolgar