THM4410 Theology of Work and Vocation

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Farlow

Course Description:

A theological perspective on the meaning of work and the holistic integration of work, faith, and personal calling in a Christians life. The student will explore ways and means of ethical living and working as participation in the reconciling mission of Christ.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course is an introduction to the meaning and theology of work and vocation from a Christian perspective. The undue stress on success is in a consumerist frenzy today and has led to a surge of complains about burn out among Gods people. This course helps students understand work and their personal vocation in life from a biblical and missional perspective and helps develop a theology of work and calling that honors God and helps Christians live and work ethically with an eternal perspective.

Why This Course Is Important:

The dehumanizing impact of capitalism and consumerism has led to a number of diseases, burn out cases, and imbalance in living and working. Todays stressful life requires a Christian response not only theologically but also practically to show how to strike a balance between living a joyful life to the fullest while working and integrating our personal vocation as God intends it.