Delighted that the Baptist Times has published my article on how a French teacher can serve God. This is an introduction to the issues of dualism, worldviews, consumerism and serving God outside the sphere of the local church.
Years ago when I lived in Bristol I was chatting to Susan in church after the service. Susan is a delightful person, warm, friendly and brilliant with the teenagers. I began to probe her about her job as a French teacher. I asked her how her Christian faith had impacted the way she taught her subject.
She looked at me with thinly disguised disdain. “It has nothing to do with my faith. I just teach French. Church is in the religious box and French is in the secular box.”
I thought I needed to challenge this popular but unhelpful dualism. Call me old-fashioned if you like.
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