My Five for Friday (July 31, 2020)
Want to know how to better reach your community through your workplace? Looking for a broad overview of the theology of finances? or need practical advice before filing an insurance claim?
These questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.
1.The Public Good of Faith Expressed Through Work by Jeff Haanan. While faith is often seen as an aspect of life that should be left at home, Haanan encourages that faith expressed in one's work actually causes radical transformation within a community. Haanan challenges the reader to reevaluate what "loving ones neighbor" truly means in the context of work.
2.What’s Your Theology of Money (in 200 Words or Less)? by Ivan Mesa. In this article, Mesa invites several financial authors to provide both their theology of money and what practical advice they would give about money stewardship. Each author offers similar biblical theologies of money, though some offer different practical tips, helping the reader get a broader view of biblical stewardship.
3. What can businesses teach the local church? by Andy Jones. Jones argues that the Bible frequently uses business examples to teach the believer lessons about life, and if that is the case, he goes on to ask what other lessons can continue to be gleaned from the workplace? Jones provides a few examples from the workplace that churches should be learning from.
4. David Mathis on Work Ethic and How Laziness Is Profoundly Unchristian by David Mathis. In this article, Using Paul's letters to the Thessalonians, Mathis tackles the problem of laziness and how it is uniquely anti-gospel. The command to avoid idleness and those who practice it is a jarring reminder for the believer,
5. What You Need to Know Before Filing an Insurance Claim by Alan Wallace. Wallace consults on how and when to file and insurance claim, giving advice on how to accurately file a claim and how to avoid losing coverage in the future.