Wednesday, 13 March 2013

What makes a Christian professional truly Christian?

by Randy Tudy

In one occasion, Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?”  They gave Him several answers.  Then, the question suddenly became scarier.  “But for you, who do you say that I am?"

I supposed there was silence which caught the disciples by surprise.  Then, Peter came forward and gave his own answer.   

This is one story in the Bible which brings me to reflect on my own identity. I ask myself who I am as a Christian professional, a teacher who is in-charge of forming the minds of hearts of students under my care?

In order to get ideas from other people, I made a simple survey and new friends from other countries were generous enough to share their reflections.  With their permission, I post their answers and identity below.  My question is “What makes a Christian professional truly Christian?”

“To me as a Jewish believer in Christ it simply means; John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

“It's reflecting Christ in our professions, showing love in our workplace so that people will see Christ in us and as such be won to God's kingdom. It is dealing with people in ways that will ultimately bring glory to Jesus!”

"It means taking Christ's perspective into our workplace and witnessing with our actions and behaviour.”

What about you friend?  Share your reflection on the comment below.


  1. Hi Randy,
    For me, a Christian professional is truly a Christian when he knows that his true master is God and he works not for material gain but out of his true desire to serve God and other people. :)

    1. Amen to that Minna. Indeed, our identity is interwoven in our relationship with Christ, others, nature and ourselves.