Justin B. Fung

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Why Work? Part 3: A Challenge and an Encouragement

[Part 3 of an adaptation of the “We are at Work” sermon at The District Church on May 17, 2015. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.] In their book Every Great Endeavor, Tim Keller and Katherine Leary Alsdorf list some common ways of understanding our Christian responsibility as those who work. You may know—or hold to—some of these: to further social justice in the world; […]

Why Work? Part 2: The Story

[Part 2 of an adaptation of the “We are at Work” sermon at The District Church on May 17, 2015. Read Part 1 here.] The story I want to talk about is one you may have heard before—it’s the story of God; it’s the gospel. This story—this gospel—as we understand it here at The District Church has […]

Why Work? Part 1: The Problem

[Part 1 of an adaption of the “We are at Work” sermon at The District Church on May 17, 2015.] A new report says that more than half of Americans are unhappy at their jobs. That’s a problem. Another problem is that when we think about faith and work, I think there’s a lack of understanding and […]

Whatever your hand finds to do …

Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, November 26, Morning: “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.” – Ecclesiastes 9:10 “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do,” refers to works that are possible. There are many things which our heart finds to do which we never shall do. It is well it is in […]

The test of our work

Eugene Peterson: The test of our work is not the profit we gain from it or the status we receive from it but its effects in creation.  Are persons impoverished?  Is the land diminished?  Is society defrauded?  Is the world less or more because of my work? (Where Your Treasure Is, 139)

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