Episode 55: Dr. Jim Hamilton

Book Discussion Work & Our Labor in the Lord

Dr. Jim Hamilton (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of biblical theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Senior Pastor of Kenwood Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He has written numerous books, including God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology and What Is Biblical Theology? A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns

In the winter of 2022, we interviewed Dr. Hamilton on his book Work and Our Labor in the Lord for the Women & Work Book Club. 

Work has been a part of God’s good creation since before the fall―created to reflect his image and glory to the world. What are we to make of this when work today is all too often characterized by unwanted toil, pain, and futility? In this book, pastor, professor, and biblical scholar James Hamilton explores how work fits into the big story of the Bible, revealing the glory that God intended when he gave man work to do, the ruin that came as a result of the fall, and the redemption yet to come, offering hope for flourishing in the midst of fallen futility.

In this episode we discuss: