• The Purpose of Labor and Rest by Miles Van Pelt

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2015

    What’s the point of labor and rest? Asking this question is like asking, “What’s the point of breathing?” Like breathing, the cycle of labor and rest is essential to life, embedded in the created order, ceases at death …Read More

  • The Rhythm of Life by Edward Welch

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2015

    Sometimes work seems futile and miserable; sometimes we might not have work; and sometimes we might not want work. In other words, there are times when there is no rhythm to our vocational life but only monotonous and persistent dreariness …Read More

  • The Hat Man by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    I was an unusual child. Most pre-school children don’t have any collections to speak of. And even as they grow older they tend to collect the same things. Some collect baseball cards, others stamps. When I was in grade …Read More

  • At Work in the Fields of the Lord by R. Scott Clark

    Great crowds, international fame, best-selling books, intense media attention, sniping critics, and simmering concerns among orthodox pastors all swirling around the arrival and work of a great and famous traveling preacher—these phenomena are well-known to us today, but they …Read More

  • The Gift of Work by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    There are many reasons why one ought to despise socialism. It is institutionalized idolatry, first of all. Any state that claims to own the fruit of my labor is of necessity claiming to be god. And any citizen who asks …Read More

  • By the Sweat of Your Brow by Marty Fields

    Recently I was in a fine leather store admiring a briefcase that I will never be able to own (at least, not if I want to stay married). While the sales clerk was showing me more affordable items, another customer …Read More

  • 24/6 “Six Days You Shall Labor” by David Hegeman

    At first glance, the Sabbath command would seem to be the last place to look for a Biblical understanding of work. After all, the day is about resting or ceasing from labors (the word sabbath is derived from the Hebrew …Read More

  • A Victorian Lady by George Grant

    India in the nineteenth century was no place for a lady—at least not for an impressionable young lady born and bred in the comfort and ease of Victorian England. It was a rough-and-tumble world of stark brutality and crass …Read More