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The Curiosity Index (Productivity Edition)

Happy New Year. I hope the coming year will be fulfilling, satisfying, stretching and well…however you define good. As it’s the start of a new year we are as usual overflowing with resolute determination that this year will be different and that this year we will crack the code of being happy, productive and well-adjusted. With that in mind here are some articles that might help. Best of luck. The Ultimate Guide to Personal Productivity Methods How to be more productive in 2018 The best life hacks to make 2018…

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The two ends of the bi-vocational spectrum

Last week I was given a vivid insight into the wide spectrum of possibilities when it comes to being bi-vocational. I was at a pastors conference and happened to be sharing a room with Jonathan LeTocq (the smiling man on the right in the picture). Jonathan is lead pastor of Church on the Rock, Guernsey. He also happens to be the island’s chief minister (or prime minister). I stack shelves at a supermarket. Jonathan is responsible for the islands politics and roughly £400 million budget, I’m responsible for taking out…

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Five reasons why I’m happy to be a bi-vocational leader

On Monday I outlined three different ways a leader could be bi-vocational. Today I want to outline five reasons why I’m positive about this and in no great rush to change. Bi-vocational is the norm for leaders. Note I didn’t say pastors or church staff, but the majority of leaders in the majority of churches have paid work outside the church. For the majority of leadership is served by people volunteering their time, gifts and skills to the church in addition to their job. Seeing life and leadership this way…

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Jobs you won't be doing in heaven

I’ve been thinking about this for a while. I started thinking about inequality but, as I often do, I wandered and stumbled into something new. Those who trust in Christ will, I believe, inhabit the new heavens and earth (more specifically the new earth) and that new earth will be full of good things for us to do and that includes work. I don’t think we’ll be bored in these new lands, there will be lots to do and it will be deeply satisfying. Rewarding, creative, fulfilling – work as…

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Jobs you won’t be doing in heaven

I’ve been thinking about this for a while. I started thinking about inequality but, as I often do, I wandered and stumbled into something new. Those who trust in Christ will, I believe, inhabit the new heavens and earth (more specifically the new earth) and that new earth will be full of good things for us to do and that includes work. I don’t think we’ll be bored in these new lands, there will be lots to do and it will be deeply satisfying. Rewarding, creative, fulfilling – work as…

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