What comes into our minds when we think about God, says A.W. Tozer, is the most important thing about us. And not just on Sundays.
When properly understood, our home-embeddedness offers a blueprint for faithful action.
Worship services — not just our theology — should form workers to push against darkness in the broken areas of politics, manufacturing, art, finance, education, and all of the fields in which they engage.
The story of faithful Black Christians can help us take the focus from one nation’s faithfulness or folly to the faithfulness of God considering every nation’s inevitable folly.
We make decisions everyday that change the places around us, and these decisions lead to other decisions. Our forward-thinking theology, like our forward-thinking economics or art, impacts the future place we imagine.
A love of learning the details of the biblical text must be combined with a love of learning the details of people’s work lives. Both Word and work require careful study and astute listening.
Our primary calling means we fall under the lordship of Christ. And our secondary callings — our daily work, our parenting, our housework, and our civic work all come under Christ’s rule.
In politics. At church. Online. Just look around and you’ll see we’ve got an addiction to being right — and loudly. Is it truth we’re after or something else?
Wisdom is not on a throne or in a temple. When Proverbs closes in a 21-verse acrostic that sums up the book, Wisdom is found caring for family, leading a company, and, yes, trading in the marketplace.
Quiet doubts. Ask good questions. And be a good friend. That's it.
We can control our attitudes, work ethic, work relationships, capacity building, and community interactions, and trust God for what he controls.
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