Do I tell my boss that I might have made a mistake?

Question: Hello, I started a job at a grocery store yesterday. Today on my way to church, all of a sudden, the thought popped up in my head that I could have caused a customer’s soda to not get scanned. Now I know at the time, I thought it was scanned. Another person was actually…

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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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Should Christians apply for unemployment or look for another job?

Question: Dear Sir, Should a Christian apply for unemployment if they are laid off from a job or just look for another job? Answer: Why is this an either-or question? Unemployment is offered so that a person can pay their bills while looking for another job. The purpose of unemployment insurance “is not to guarantee particular…

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Is studying to get a good job unnecessary?

Question: Hello, There is this person who thinks that studying a lot to get good jobs is unnecessary. He feels that people go after good jobs in order to make money and hold a good position in society. I agree partially with this, but of course, there is a sense of commitment too. The argument…

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Should I admit that I ignored the recruiter at my interview?

Question: Hello, This might be confusing, but I’m going to try to explain this the best I can. I apologize in advance. Recently I have been searching for jobs. I have had two businesses interested in me (we will call them Companies A and B). I chose B over A because company A wanted me…

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The Bible and the Poverty Problem

by Matthew W. Bassford In 2003, social scientists Isabell Sawhill and Ron Haskins noticed three striking differences between poor people in America and the nonpoor. First, poor people generally hadn’t completed high school; the nonpoor had. Second, nonpoor people kept a steady job; poor people didn’t. Third, nonpoor people got married before having children; poor people…

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My husband wasn’t honest with me before our marriage

Question: I married and discovered my husband was unable to perform his marital duties. He knew but did not disclose it. Further, he said he had a job but was laid off months prior. I made every attempt to live by the law. When I discovered he still wasn’t working, had emptied the 401k, and…

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Can I pursue a career singing pop music?

Question: Can I pursue a singing career in pop music? I have an opportunity to get myself out there, but I would like to know if it is OK to pursue a career in entertainment because I don’t want to lose my soul. Please, I would love an answer. I’m very conflicted at the moment.…

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It feels like I’m being forced to commit fornication

Question: I am originally from a different country than the one in which I currently live. I am a 28-year-old male. A few years ago, I moved to this country to study. Prior to that, I had tried to make something out of my life in my home country, but I failed to do so.…

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I want to join the military, but my parents object

Question: I’m 17 years old and am about to graduate. Recently I have been given the opportunity to either go into the military or attended a university. I’m wanting to go into the military. My reason is that I want to help protect the U.S. from foreign dangers, but my parents don’t see it like…

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