My 5 for Friday (March 12, 2021)


Can you take the home office tax deduction? How can you disaster proof your finances? And should you protect your children from differing opinions?


These questions and more are answered in this week's My 5 for Friday.

  1. 5 Leadership Lessons I Learned From Ted Lasso by Michael Kruger. The story of Ted Lasso is not necessarily a Christian one. Yet, the leadership of this fictional, American soccer coach in the British, English Premier League exemplifies many characteristics that Christian leaders would do well to take on themselves. God’s common grace allows us to learn traits of goodness and kindness from men like Ted.

  2. Christian Parents: You Don’t Have to Protect Your Children from Divergent Opinions by Rebecca McLaughlin. Many parents help their children learn by allowing for risks at home. Learning to ride a bike risks scraped knees and elbows. But this risk-taking leads to growth. Rebecca Mclaughlin argues that Christian parents can treat beliefs opposed to Christianity in the same way. If Jesus is who he says he is, he will withstand any scrutiny.

  3. Can you Take the Home Office Tax Deduction? by Kimberly Lankford. The pandemic forced many people to begin working from home. The question is, do home-office tax deductions apply to those working remotely? As the end of tax season nears, you will want to make sure you file correctly.

  4. Economics for Church Leaders: Scripture’s First Economic Concept by Joe Carter. What does the word “consumption” mean in the world of economics? Joe Carter explains, as we learn that consumption can be a good indicator for the well-being of individuals and communities.

  5. How Can I Disaster Proof My Finances? by Chuck Bentley. Financial decisions made early on in life can be a source of stress for years to come. For young marriages specifically, bad financial habits can cause tension between spouses. In order to avoid unnecessary stress, Chuck Bentley addresses five areas where people start out on the wrong foot, and cautions against them.