Why should Christians care about adoption? Does religion have a place in government? How can parents balance family and work? And in what way can pastors address the election?
Get thoughtful responses to these questions from Chelsea Patterson, Elizabeth Bruenig, Paul Stippich and Mark Dever in today’s #FaithandCulture Reading.
Orphans, Adoption and the Heart of the Gospel
In honor of National Adoption Month, Chelsea Patterson explains why Christians should care about adoption and orphan-care. She writes,
The Dave Thomas Foundation estimated that 81.5 million Americans have considered adoption, and if just one in 500 of these adults adopted, every waiting child in the U.S. would have a permanent family. Read More>>
Does Religion Have a Place in Government? A Speech for the Yale Political Union
Elizabeth Bruenig recently debated the role of religion in government at Yale University. Here’s a transcript of her speech. She writes,
The likes of Martin Luther King Jr. and Dietrich Bonhoeffer were able to resist hegemonic — and unjust — political exercise not out of reserves of private religious virtue, but because they produced religious objections to the evils of their respective states and pressed these cases politically, in public. Read More>>
Dad Life: Walking the Tightrope of Work-Life Balance
Paul Stippich reflects on the work-life balance that comes with parenting. He writes,
Life is like walking a tightrope. It’s only balanced when you look at it from the long view. We need to take it day by day and make sure that we don’t just focus on work, but that we also pour into our family as well. Read More>>
Neither a Republican Nor a Democratic Church
Mark Dever models how pastors can address politics and the election from the pulpit. He writes,
Some members of our congregation are happy with the results of this last week’s election, some don’t care, and some are scared. It’s our job as a congregation to live out the covenant we’ve taken before the Lord, and to show that the Christ we share is more important to us than the politics we don’t. Read More>>
What are you reading this weekend?
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