How would you characterize your language at work?
One trait that should not characterize the language of Christians is grumbling. In Philippians 2:14-18, Paul warned the church in Philippi to avoid habitual complaining, but instead to be glad and rejoice.
This isn’t a mandate without a purpose. Paul tells us our attitude [...]READ FULL POST →
Whether or not you identify yourself with the social justice movement, as Christians, we are all for social justice because Jesus represents all that is truly just. No other institution on earth has a greater interest in justice and human flourishing than the church.
Social justice advocates are focused on fighting poverty [...]READ FULL POST →
Have you ever been part of a missions trip? Ever ladled soup into the bowls of the hungry? Sent shoes to an African village, or built houses in impoverished neighborhoods?
Have you ever thought about what happens to those people after you leave? When the soup kitchen closes? When the shoes wear out, and villagers [...]READ FULL POST →
Some time ago, economist Walter Williams offered some apt advice in an article entitled, “How Not to be Poor.” This piece has stayed with me in my income inequality research, and it immediately came to mind when Heritage recently released their 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity. [...]READ FULL POST →
Last week the city of Houston issued subpoenas demanding that five local pastors turn over their sermons to be scrutinized for “objectionable” material. The subpoenas came to light when attorneys for the group of pastors filed a motion to stop the request.
The pastors were apparently part of a petition drive against [...]READ FULL POST →
Part 5 in a series on Idols at Work
A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal explored the dilemma of gossip in the workplace. The print version of the article, entitled They’re Gossiping About You: Strategies to Silence the Office Rumor Mill; the Talk Can [...]READ FULL POST →
Part 6 in a series on Historical Practices of Christians in the Workplace
Over the last couple of months we have been exploring the ancient rhythms of work inherited from centuries of Christians living out their faith in the workplace.
We have [...]READ FULL POST →
Should you follow your passion in choosing a profession? According to conventional wisdom, this is the right approach. But Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, surprisingly argues that this is bad advice:
Just because you’re passionate about something doesn’t mean you won’t suck at it. And just [...]READ FULL POST →