OPC Ruling Elder Podcast

Ruling Elders and Faithful Work

March 15, 2024 a Podcast from the OPC Committee on Christian Education Season 2 Episode 3
OPC Ruling Elder Podcast
Ruling Elders and Faithful Work
Show Notes

Stephen Tracey talks with Joshua Klein about work and  flourishing, being faithful and loving in response to God.

Joshua A. Klein is a ruling elder in Pilgrim OPC, Bangor ME. He is editor-in-chief of Mortise & Tenon Magazine. He has presented about historic craftsmanship at museums around the United States and has written articles for Fine Woodworking, Popular Woodworking, and American Period Furniture. Joshua is author of four books, including Joined: A Bench Guide to Furniture Joinery (Mortise & Tenon, 2020), and Worked: A Bench Guide to Hand-Tool Efficiency (Mortise & Tenon, 2022). He also serves as Associate Fellow in Mechanical Arts at Greystone Theological Institute. Joshua, his wife, and their three sons are currently restoring an 1821 cape on the coast of Maine.

Further Reading
On Work

Leland Ryken, Work and Leisure in Christian Perspective
Timothy Keller, Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work
Daniel Doriani, Work: Its Purpose, Dignity, and Transformation

On Typology
G. K. Beale, Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament
Sidney Greidanus, Preaching Christ from the Old Testament: A Contemporary Hermeneutical Method
Alistair Roberts & Andrew Wilson, Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption through Scripture
(Stephen Tracey also recommends Patrick Fairbairn, The Typology of Scripture )

On Flow in Thought and Work
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

And maybe take up a craft...