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    What does Timothy Keller in his book "Every Good Endeavor: Connecting your work to God's work" mean when he claims that work is intended for both "cultivation" and for "service"? Why are both purposes critical for us to consider as Christian business practitioners and academics? Especially relative to Human Resources Development?

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    "CULTIVATION" AND "SERVICE": CRITICAL PURPOSES FOR CHRISTIAN BUSINESS PRACTITIONERS AND ACADEMICS

    What does Timothy Keller in his book "Every Good Endeavor: Connecting your work to God's work" mean when he claims that work is intended for both "cultivation" and for "service"? Why are both purposes critical for us to consider as Christian business practitioners and academics? Especially relative to Human Resources Development?

    First of all, I would like to put these two terms "CULTIVATION" AND "SERVICE" together. "Cultivation" I would say is participating in the creation as a service to fellow human beings and to the nature, while "service" could be participating in the creation through devotion to God the creator. Having said so, "work is our design and our dignity; it is also a way to serve God through creativity, particularly in the creation of culture" (Keller, 43). We as human beings have the ability and the potentiality of carrying on God's work and mandate through innovation and using correctly the raw materials at our disposal in developing the earth, making it grow and making it a better place. In fact, God thought of work as a way of developing Man. He set his divine Word to obey for our spiritual growth, while for our cultural and creative progress he designed the physical work of the tending of the garden and the ...

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    The solution is about what Timothy Keller meant in his book "Every Good Endeavor: Connecting your work to God's work" when he claimed that work is intended for both "cultivation" and for "service". We will also see how both purposes are fundamental for Christian business practitioners and academics. Before we conclude we will diverge into the whole discussion relates to Human Resources Development.

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