In my last article for the Website Stirring our Affections, “How Our Work Shapes Us“, I talked about the power of work and a workplace to influence us, sometimes positively, and sometimes negatively. We can be subtly conformed to the culture around us, as Paul warns in Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
In this article, I address the following questions:
How can we resist those forces seeking to change us?
How can we work with God and his Spirit to be transformed?
How can we take up the role of Jesus in being agents of reconciliation?
How can we have our affections stirred, even as we work in an environment that does not honour Christ?