A Christian Approach to Getting Stuff Done

AuthorReagan Rose

Slave of Jesus Christ, husband, productivity nut, and Director of Digital Platforms at Grace to You. I also blog for The Master's Seminary.

3 Spiritual Benefits of Living Close to Work

About six months ago I took a new job, had a baby, and purchased a home. This was what they call a Significant Life Event (SLE). It was a lot all at once, but it was a lot of good. One of the seemingly small changes that came along with all of these big changes was that we landed in a home just a little over a mile from my new job. And I have been pleasantly surprised by how dramatically living...

Will We Work in Heaven?

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In this periodic series, we’ve been exploring the phases of man’s relationship to work through time—work in the sense of one’s labor in general, job, or vocation. In this installment, we look at work in Heaven. Previous articles include: Work is Not a Dirty Word, about how man was created to work.No TED Talks in Eden, about what happened to work after man’s fall into sin.Productivity...

How to Stop Junk Mail (And All Paper Mail)

Don’t you hate junk mail? There’s something about receiving unsolicited advertisements in my mailbox that just grinds my gears. In this post, I outline out to stop junk mail from even reaching your mailbox, as well as some tips on how to cut down on most other paper mail as well. I had to learn these things not just because of my hate of junk mail, but because my living situation...

Stewardship & Productivity: A 10-Week Online Course

Recently, I had the privilege of producing a course titled Stewardship & Productivity for The Institute for Church Leadership (ICL). It’s just launched, so I wanted to take a moment to tell you about the class and let you know about a special deal. The Content of the Class In this 10-lesson, self-paced, fully online course I explore both the theological and practical sides of stewarding...

The Whole Sin of the Half-Distracted Mind

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how it has seemed harder and harder for me to carve out the same amount of focussed time of prayer and Bible study in the morning than it used to be. Certainly, I am weak and easily distracted. But it is no help that an entire economy exists to deliberately distract me by twinkling shiny bits of content in my eyes with the goal of gaining my attention so...

How to Wake up Early and Not Feel Tired

I almost never wake up to an alarm. In fact, I stopped setting an alarm a long time ago. What’s more, I wake up alarmingly early—usually between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. No, I don’t have insomnia. Yes, I am employed. And, no, I don’t go through the day feeling like a tired zombie. The funny thing is, this isn’t actually a very difficult habit to cultivate. What follows is my simple...

7 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Productive Dads

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and you haven’t bought anything for dad yet, have you? No need to fear, there’s still time for Amazon to get your gifts to Dad in time. But what to buy? Here’s a list of 7 Father’s Day gift ideas for productive Christian dads. 1 – Lemome Dotted Notebook with Pen Loop Who doesn’t love a good notebook? Subscribe to...

The Arrogance of Ministry Burn-Out (Part 2)

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In the last post I wrote about an issue which has been termed “ministry burn-out,” that point when a person involved in ministry becomes so overwhelmed that their motivation to continue in ministry is exhausted. I pointed out that ministry burn-out is really a problem for all believers not just pastors since we are all called to minister. I also wrote about the problems I see in how...

The Arrogance of Ministry Burn-Out (Part 1)

ministry burn-out

The World Health Organization announced this week that it is updating its handbook, International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), to include an updated definition for “Burn-out.” Burn-out will now be classified as a syndrome tied to “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” Specifically, they have limited their definition of burn-out to only...

Productivity & The Gospel (Part 2): It’s About Good Works

We’ve been exploring the different phases of man’s relationship to work—work in the sense of job, labor, or vocation. Man has had varying relationships to work from creation, to work after the fall, to work in light of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the last installment of this series we began to look at how the gospel changes our view of work. Particularly, we were concerned with whether...

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