Blue Collar Theology

 How quickly I forget, the Gospel is a way of life, not a just Theology;

and is best spoken through actions not words.

Blue Collar – “referring to any member of the working class who performs manual labor.”

Theology – “the study of God and His relationship to the world

In almost every religion there runs this tension between the average and the expert, the layperson and the priest.  After all, not everyone can afford to pursue God full-time.  There is the normal business of life to attend to.  We must eat, pay the bills, support the family.  Not all of us have the time to be given to God fully.  But this is not the way with Christ.  Though Christianity has often developed this same kind of division, Christ never made a distinction in the call to follow him.  We are all, as Christians, called to a full-time relationship with God, and a full-time advancing of His kingdom.  I believe that whole heartedly, and that is why I have begun this blog.

It is my desire to encourage the average Christian to see themselves in an extraordinary way.  To understand that we all have a lifelong, full-time calling to use all we have, in the place we live, to serve others and advance His kingdom.  Whether you work in a Church, or in the secular workplace, you have been given the same ability and access to know God intimately, and to share the truth of who He is with those around you.  God see’s no distinction here, and neither should we.

I am just an average person, just like you.  I work in a factory, have a family, and live in the real world with the real pressures and demands of every day life.  But my real job, my real life is pursuing God with all I have, for as long as I live.  And my real dream is to stand before God one day, knowing that I did not leave the call of Christ unanswered, or his gifts to me unused.  And I am here simply sharing that journey with you.  That is my goal, with the hope that here you may find encouragement, conviction, inspiration, and repentance as you read.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pooja Gupta
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 03:05:25

    Reply

  2. Rhiannon Whiting
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 21:42:52

    Write on, Brother!

    Reply

  3. yanangski
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 01:30:32

    Your blog is encouraging. I want to learn more from what God has been telling you. Looking forward more blog posts. 🙂

    Reply

  4. wayneb36301
    Jan 15, 2015 @ 18:39:48

    Great to find your blog. I’ve been writing on this subject on my blog since 2004. Look me up on Fb “Marketplace Christian Resources” and my blog http://www.marketplacechristian.blogspot.com and workingbythebook.wordpress.com
    let’s network

    Reply

  5. Wayne Brooks
    Mar 24, 2015 @ 12:02:27

    I have added your blog to my site at marketplacechristian.blogspot.com

    Reply

  6. Greg Mechler
    Nov 17, 2015 @ 09:53:20

    Yes I work in a restaurant and go to a largely white collar church. People are friendly enough, but I don’t really hang around with them. Wheres all the working class people at? Jesus loves the poor, but the poor don’t feel comfortable in a church where they are the only blue collar folks around. i guess there are blue collar people in church but I don’t know and never seem to meet any of them.

    Reply

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