Should Christians Strike?

Text: I Peter 2:18-25   I.         Labor unions are lauded for the improvements they wrought in the workplace             A.        By encouraging employees to act as one, many concessions have been won from companies             B.        When the group appeals don’t sway an employer, strikes often will                         1.         Strikes shutdown the “life blood” of a business, preventing the production of products…

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My boss isn’t writing a reference as she promised. What do I do?

Question: I have been working for an employer part-time, less than 19 hours a week, but I have come across an opportunity to work as a teacher’s assistant. My boss has always applauded me and said what a great job I was doing, and how I was her best employee basically. Last week I told…

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The Christian and Business

The Christian and Business – Part 1The Christian and Business – Part 2 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Luke 12:15-21   I.         I saw an article where the author railed against a business             A.        The gist was that the corporation was “bad” because it was large and successful                         1.         The author assumed that its success must have come…

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What does the Bible say about employment?

Question: What does the Bible say about employment? Answer: During biblical times, people were self-employed, contract laborers, or servants obligated to long-term service. A contract laborer is seen in the parable of the field hands who were hired to harvest grapes (Matthew 20:1-16). Servanthood, or slavery, was generally entered through some obligation: a person might…

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What lessons can we learn from Boaz?

Question: The relationship between Boaz and his workers was enviable. Is it possible today? Why or why not? Answer: The story of Boaz is found in the book of Ruth. While you appear to think highly of Boaz’s relationship with his servants, there is actually little material to draw upon. In Ruth 2:4 we see Boaz giving…

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