#FaithandCulture Reading: Injustice of Toil, Being a Christian in the Culture, Important Books

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Where are our faith and work discussions lacking? How can you be a Christian in today’s culture? What books have influenced Nathan Finn? And why should you read the Every series?

Get answers to these questions and more from James K. A. Smith, Bruce Ashford, Timothy George, Nathan Finn, Ivan Mesa, Courtland Perkins and Andrew Hillaker in today’s #FaithandCulture Reading.

The Beauty of Work, the Injustice of Toil

James K. A. Smith acknowledges that the conversation about faith and work is important, but it hasn’t always addressed the injustices blue-collar workers face. Here’s an excerpt of this important piece at Comment:

As we rightly discern how the Gospel relates to our work, let’s move beyond mere celebration and affirmation. We might start by recognizing that many of us who have the luxury of “creative” work also have dirty hands. We are complicit in systems that too often disempower the disadvantaged, in structures that generate dehumanizing work. Our passion for good work should include advocacy for those who get their hands dirty in jobs we all silently ask them to do. Read More>>

Being a Christian in Today’s Culture

Over at Beeson Divinity School, Timothy George talks with Bruce Ashford about how you can be a Christian in today’s culture. Listen to the Podcast>>

On My Shelf: Life and Books with Nathan Finn

Over at The Gospel Coalition, Nathan Finn shares a few of his favorite and most formative books with Ivan Mesa. He writes,

Every evangelical should read J. I. Packer’s Knowing God. It’s the only book I can think of that I’ve read closely more than three times, and each time I find it helps me grow in my walk with Christ. That book is such a gift to the body of Christ. Read More>>

Christian Witness in the Public Square (Part III)

Courtlandt Perkins of The Center for Great Commission Studies writes about how you should bring your faith into the public square. He writes,

We as individuals have to view ourselves as members of God’s entire body and care about what the world sees and believes about OUR collective witness. Regardless of where our citizenship may be on earth we cannot blindly adopt its values as our own as they contradict values of our King in heaven. Read More>>

Book Reviews: The Every Series

Andrew Hillaker recently published three reviews of Intersect’s Every Square Inch, Every Waking Hour and Every Good Thing at his personal blog. Here they are:

What are you reading this weekend?

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