When my wife and I had found out we were expecting our first child a few years ago, my parents said to me, “Now, you will all of a sudden begin to notice pregnant women wherever you go.” And that turned out true! Often we are so unaware of what’s going on around us until something triggers us to become aware of some aspect. Once that happens, we can’t help but notice it.
I wonder if that’s what’s happening. Just look at this list of recently published faith-work related items I’ve come across just today.
- Paul Rude points out, on The Gospel Coalition site, how truckers matter to God as much as pastors. His book is Significant Work.
- Drew Dyck in Leadership Journal says we need plumbers as well as pastors.
- Nathan Clarke and Corey Widmer of the Common Good RVA tackles the unbiblical distinction between our public lives and private faith.
- Matthew Redmond wrote a book entitled, The God of the Mundane, perhaps a take not too dissimilar in essence from The Quotidian Mysteries by Kathleen Norris.
Is this a new trend, and am I a part of that trend? Or has there always been this movement of faith and work and am I now becoming aware of it?
And thus grows and grows the list of books to read…. 🙂