In this episode of the Monday Christian series, Paul Kim and Sibs Sibanda address the idolatry of work, which prevents us from integrating the different aspects of our lives in a healthy way. They then guide us in how to pursue shalom, which basically means ‘nothing missing, nothing broken’ – a wholeness in harmony with God, ourselves, and creation.
In this episode of the Monday Christian Podcast Series, Paul Kim and Sibs Sibanda comment on the contemporary ideal of achieving work-life balance. Acknowledging the rise of mental health challenges in the workplace, they argue that ‘work’ and ‘life’ are not two opposing forces. So rather than pursuing that elusive ‘balance’ as our north star, we should aim for healthy work-rest rhythms during different seasons in life.
Paul Kim and Sibs Sibanda define the gift of common grace in more detail, and discuss its practical implications for business. Having a clear understanding of God’s goodness and mercy to all, and how it relates to his justice and righteousness – enables us to keep our balance between apparent contradictions. It gives us a more robust perspective on the world.
In this episode, Paul Kim and Sibs Sibanda introduce the profound topic of common grace. Referring back to the 4-chapter biblical worldview of Creation, Fall, Redemption and Restoration, they attempt to answer some of the difficult questions stirred by our real-life experiences of good and evil.
Nola Dlamini is an electrical engineer with 24 years’ experience in the ICT Sector. As a corporate professional and a single mom, she believes there is great comfort in surrendering to God sovereignty. Though some moments seem insignificant at the time – when we look back we can see God has been working out his plan and purpose for our careers all along.
Paul Kim and Sibs Sibanda refer to the remarkable story of Joseph as a reminder that God is constantly at work in human history. They encourage us in the knowledge that all the things that go right, and all the things that go wrong, are ultimately part of God’s unfolding plan of redemptive history.