Vocation looking backwards

Last weekend I had the opportunity to talk about Christian call and vocation with an adult education class. Normally I have this conversation with 17-21 year old people but last weekend the crowd was a bit older, closer to retirement age. I asked them to think about what society had told them about vocation, what […]

Christian Business Ethic: A Proposal

Last week I asked if there is a distinctly Christian business ethic. My response to my question is, yes… and no. Yes, in that there is a way Christians in business ought to conduct themselves. But no in that Christians can’t separate out their business “life” as something different from the rest of their life. […]

Business ethics for Christians: Developing a proposal

What, if anything, does Christianity offer to the business  and the ethical decisions that people must make? Honesty? Fairness?  Trustworthiness?   The Golden Rule?  Honoring God by the way we conduct ourselves? Yes,certainly. But if that is all we have to offer, it’s not substantially different than other faiths.  Are Jews to be fair, trustworthy, and honest? […]

Bible and Work 7

Today’s question.  What does Jesus have to say about work? What’s your response? Jesus talks about various kinds of work in his parables, but of course the parables aren’t really about work. Jesus warns us about the dangers of loving wealth (Matt 6:24 among other places). Jesus calls us to live a holistic life centered on loving […]