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Whatever your vocation, chances are you run into questions about the faith from co-workers or customers. The job itself might challenge you with, “what does it really mean to work in a Christlike way?” You’ll find answers here. And you’re welcome to ask further questions, too.

Dealing With Two Common Arguments for Same-Sex “Marriage”

Dealing With Two Common Arguments for Same-Sex “Marriage”

My post this afternoon on same-sex “marriage” (SSM) might help you deal with two common objections to man-woman marriage. The first goes something like this: “Why can't gays be married? Why do men and women get all the rights and they get none?” That question comes from a wrong starting point. It starts with the assumption that marriage is about the couple. You can gently point out that marriage was always intended to be bigger than that. It was intended…

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Jesus’ First Words: Luke 4 (In the Marketplace)

Jesus’ First Words: Luke 4 (In the Marketplace)

Jesus had his own agenda, and often surprised people with it, such as in his hometown sermon recorded in Luke 4. Frequently the surprise was that he was there to serve others. It’s easy on the job to fall into one’s expected role. Of course we have to fulfill our responsibilities, which for most of us are at least somewhat routine; but I’m thinking of something else: the expectations of being a Christian among non-Christians. If we make our beliefs…

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Stewardship At Work

Stewardship At Work

How great would it be if someday conversations at Rotary or Kiwanis Clubs would go like this: Business Owner A: “You are going to be so envious: I just had a Christian apply for my latest job opening, and I am so looking forward to hiring this person. You can count on Christians: they work hard, they put in a day’s work for a day’s pay, they encourage the others on the job, they’re honest, they really care about our…

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