Opus: The Art of Work

Opus: The Art of Work is an institute at Wheaton College dedicated to studying and teaching about the place of human work in God’s created order and in His Kingdom. We work with faculty, staff and students to engender a vision for how Christians are called to various kinds of work and what our vocations mean in this broken world.


While today, “opus” usually describes a substantial piece of music composed by a master, the word comes from the Latin term for “work.” It can also be used to describe works of literature, theater and other arts. “Magnum opus” refers to the most important achievement of an artist’s or scholar’s career. These ideas suggest a way of approaching daily work, whatever it happens to be, as an opportunity to put faith into practice, pointing to the fact that we are stewards of God’s flourishing creation – thus, the art of work.

Opus The Art of Work

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