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Discover how only the Christian faith helps us take off the mask and be real with our colleagues, both for our good and theirs, and ultimately for God’s glory.

Subtitle: A series of talks from the Life@Work Unmasked Conference

Unmasked - Michael Spence

A university Vice-Chancellor reflects on being unmasked

“Our society is based on the masks that we wear” (Australian author, John Marsden)

The workplace can be a dog eat dog world. Any hint of weakness or vulnerability is quickly sniffed out. So while we all carry burdens and troubles, workplace culture demands that we wear a mask and cover it up.

Yet at the same time our culture prizes authenticity. We live in a time of “you do you”. And for the Christian person, we know that it’s often in sharing our burdens and weaknesses that the way is opened up to conversations about the bigger questions of life.

Unmasked - Carney Elias (Q&A)

A member of the ADF reflects on being unmasked

“Our society is based on the masks that we wear” (Australian author, John Marsden)

The workplace can be a dog eat dog world. Any hint of weakness or vulnerability is quickly sniffed out. So while we all carry burdens and troubles, workplace culture demands that we wear a mask and cover it up.

Yet at the same time our culture prizes authenticity. We live in a time of “you do you”. And for the Christian person, we know that it’s often in sharing our burdens and weaknesses that the way is opened up to conversations about the bigger questions of life.

Unmasked - Carney Elias

A member of the ADF reflects on being unmasked

“Our society is based on the masks that we wear” (Australian author, John Marsden)

The workplace can be a dog eat dog world. Any hint of weakness or vulnerability is quickly sniffed out. So while we all carry burdens and troubles, workplace culture demands that we wear a mask and cover it up.

Yet at the same time our culture prizes authenticity. We live in a time of “you do you”. And for the Christian person, we know that it’s often in sharing our burdens and weaknesses that the way is opened up to conversations about the bigger questions of life.

Unmasked - Ian Harper

An economist reflects on being unmasked

“Our society is based on the masks that we wear” (Australian author, John Marsden)

The workplace can be a dog eat dog world. Any hint of weakness or vulnerability is quickly sniffed out. So while we all carry burdens and troubles, workplace culture demands that we wear a mask and cover it up.

Yet at the same time our culture prizes authenticity. We live in a time of “you do you”. And for the Christian person, we know that it’s often in sharing our burdens and weaknesses that the way is opened up to conversations about the bigger questions of life.

Unmasked - Andrew Laird (talk two)

How to be unmasked in "the age of perfection"

“Our society is based on the masks that we wear” (Australian author, John Marsden)

The workplace can be a dog eat dog world. Any hint of weakness or vulnerability is quickly sniffed out. So while we all carry burdens and troubles, workplace culture demands that we wear a mask and cover it up.

Yet at the same time our culture prizes authenticity. We live in a time of “you do you”. And for the Christian person, we know that it’s often in sharing our burdens and weaknesses that the way is opened up to conversations about the bigger questions of life.

Unmasked - Andrew Laird (talk one)

Why you should be unmasked in the workplace

“Our society is based on the masks that we wear” (Australian author, John Marsden)

The workplace can be a dog eat dog world. Any hint of weakness or vulnerability is quickly sniffed out. So while we all carry burdens and troubles, workplace culture demands that we wear a mask and cover it up.

Yet at the same time our culture prizes authenticity. We live in a time of “you do you”. And for the Christian person, we know that it’s often in sharing our burdens and weaknesses that the way is opened up to conversations about the bigger questions of life.

Why you should be unmasked in the workplace

Unmasked

Why weakness is an important part of our workplace witness

Eleanor Oliphant is the lead character in the 2017 bestselling novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. She’s a quirky but loveable woman who works in finance at a graphic design company. Her life is fairly ordinary, with her days filled mostly with work, while her evenings are spent alone. She regularly states throughout the book, as the title describes, that she is “completely fine”.

Ministry Centre: Melbourne

How to be unmasked in “the age of perfection”

Unmasked

The Gospel identity that frees us to be truly real

August 19, 2013 is a significant date for me, or at least for my online footprint. That is the date of my first ever Instagram post. It was a photo of my eldest daughter and I wearing our bike helmets, accompanied by the simple caption “Bike ride last week”.

At the time I thought it was a cute photo, but as I look back on it now I realise it probably wouldn’t pass today’s ultimate test for Instagram. My messy cropping, bad lighting, and poor choice of filter means it wasn’t particularly insta-worthy.

The age of perfection

Ministry Centre: Melbourne