Reading Topic: Self Mastery

Batseba challenges those who claim Christians need not be engaged or invested in this world. She argues that Christians should live responsibly, because this does not only glorify God, but results in great personal joy.

In Africa, unemployment is a serious problem. In some cases, however, the reason is lack of drive rather than lack of opportunity. Seifu highlights how the Bible opposes laziness while describing secular work as service to God.

Drawing on decades of experience in high profile positions, Martin Kuscus highlights eight characteristics of excellent leaders. His advice is both straightforward and exacting - acknowledging that leadership might be simple in concept, but in reality it places a great demand on one's skill and attention.

Charmaine explains why leadership is ultimately about followership – and that we simply cannot lead with authenticity where we are not willing to go ourselves.

Much is said about corruption and the failure of accountability in Africa – which is appropriate, but also convenient. In this thought-provoking article, Sibs explores the intersection of traditional African culture with modern interpretations of 'accountability'.

While the false mandate of maximizing shareholder value has given some owners fabulous returns, it has also destroyed communities, decimated the natural environment, and eroded the moral fabric of society. Brett argues that God has a world-blessing mandate for his marketplace ministers - rooted in the Hebrew concept of 'the household'.

Dorothy was one of the first women to graduate from Oxford and, arguably, one of the most influential Christian thinkers of the 20th century. An ardent defender of the church, she also pointed out its shortcomings regarding equipping Christians to live out their faith at work. This perceptive, articulate article is essential reading on the topic of living out your marketplace calling.

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