• The Purpose of Labor and Rest Article by Miles Van Pelt

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2015 | Genesis 2

    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, and begins again for all believers after our resurrection to eternal life. The whole of life is taken up with the rhythm of labor and rest. We labor and rest each day, each week, each year, and each season of life. This is no accident. It is the divine design. In fact, labor and rest are part of the divine … View Resource

  • The Rhythm of Life Article by Edward Welch

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2015 | Colossians 3

    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. We don’t expect that any one answer will reboot us into a more normal rhythm, one in which our cycle includes both rest that is restorative and times of enthusiasm for our work. But we do anticipate being able to unload some of that dreariness. Imagine vocational ennui as an accumulation of unnecessary weights. Work can, indeed, be burdensome … View Resource