Tim Vickers

Articles by

Tim Vickers

Here comes success! Joseph.
If we want to see what the Bible thinks success is, let’s begin here.
Is Honesty ‘the Best Policy’?
We may still believe honesty to be ‘the best policy’, but who’s honesty is it? Is it honesty expedient to our own desired outcomes? This article is part 1 of a mini-series on integrity.
Making Unemployment Work, part 3
How can we free ourselves from the clutches of self-wealth idolatry? Can we be ready to act responsively and responsibly towards those around us experiencing genuine hardship?
Making Unemployment Work 2
Stripping away our source of income, or some false sense of security, never takes us out of the plans God has for us.
Making Unemployment Work
We need to talk about unemployment. Not just here but in our communities and in our churches. We need to learn to lift the stigma from the subject and to learn how to help each other through it.
Living with Hope
Hope is not abstract. It is the vision of the future that motivates us in the present. 
Signposts to Jesus
Your workplace is a unique place where Jesus has placed you. A place where you sit and stand day-by-day side-by-side with people who know nothing about Jesus. A place to shine!
Loneliness is a Killer
Actively loving your neighbour is not only a social thing, it is also deeply spiritual.

Articles by

Tim Vickers

Here comes success! Joseph.
If we want to see what the Bible thinks success is, let’s begin here.
Is Honesty ‘the Best Policy’?
We may still believe honesty to be ‘the best policy’, but who’s honesty is it? Is it honesty expedient to our own desired outcomes? This article is part 1 of a mini-series on integrity.
Making Unemployment Work, part 3
How can we free ourselves from the clutches of self-wealth idolatry? Can we be ready to act responsively and responsibly towards those around us experiencing genuine hardship?
Making Unemployment Work 2
Stripping away our source of income, or some false sense of security, never takes us out of the plans God has for us.
Making Unemployment Work
We need to talk about unemployment. Not just here but in our communities and in our churches. We need to learn to lift the stigma from the subject and to learn how to help each other through it.
Living with Hope
Hope is not abstract. It is the vision of the future that motivates us in the present. 
Signposts to Jesus
Your workplace is a unique place where Jesus has placed you. A place where you sit and stand day-by-day side-by-side with people who know nothing about Jesus. A place to shine!
Loneliness is a Killer
Actively loving your neighbour is not only a social thing, it is also deeply spiritual.
God’s View of Work
To be distinctive, we need to see our work the way God sees it.
Theology of Work Part 1 - Introduction
Introduction to a 4-part video series on the theology of work - designed to be used with groups.
Trust is Like the Air We Breathe
As Warren Buffett the American investor once said: “Trust is like the air we breathe - when it’s present nobody really notices; when it’s absent everybody notices.”
Trust is Like a Muscle
Trust is like a muscle - the more we exercise it the stronger it gets!
Trust is key
At a time when there are more Christians alive in the world than ever before, why is there also more corruption?
Mind Over Matter
It is not what a person does that determines if their work is sacred or secular, it is their attitude.
Church Poker: How to Choose a Church – or at Least Spot a Bad One!
Three "tells” of a potentially bad church.
Coping with Boredom
When our world lives for the weekend, how can we rethink work as something we do for our God - whatever we do?
Work – God’s Gift for Survival
Even when our work feels like the most boring and unrewarding thing, we can recognise it is still a gift from the Lord.
Work – God’s Gift of Responsibility
Human capacity for responsibility (and destruction) sets us apart from all other earthly life forms.
Made for Creation
Made in the image of the Creator - it has to mean something, doesn't it?
A Balancing Act
The Bible sees work as something given to us by the Lord from the dawn of creation. A gift which allows us to show something of our identity, to live with meaning and purpose, and to earn a living.
Theology of Work Part 2 - Creativity
Work is God's gift of creativity.
Theology of Work Part 3 - Responsibility
Part 3 in our overview of the theology of work - looking at Avodah and God's gift of responsibility.
Theology of Work Part 4 - After Eden
The final part of our short overview of the theology of work. After Eden, where does our work fit into God's plans?
Plenary Talk 1 - Living with Hope - 2 Corinthians 4&5
First plenary session from the November 2020 Cross-Current conference. Looking at the theme Living with hope from 2 Corinthians chapters 4 & 5. Contributions from Os Guiness, Lea Koves and Tim Vickers