#FaithandCulture Reading: Women in the Workplace, Political Idolatry, Prison Ministry

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In today’s #FaithandCulture Reading, we cull a brief list of some of our favorite articles of the week. Today we highlight articles from Lauren Pratt, Bruce Ashford, Hugh Whelchel and more.

Elizabeth Graham: Three Ways to Be Kingdom-Focused Females in the Workplace

Elizabeth Graham, a graduate of Southeastern Seminary, works for The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and owns her own-event planning business, Yellow Brick Events.

In a recent talk, she offered wisdom for women navigating the workplace. Lauren Pratt recaps her talk for Alumni SE, and she highlighed three themes about life and work from Graham’s talk.

Here’s an excerpt:

From planning the logistics to the content of an event, Graham is using the skills she developed at SEBTS to both serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.

‘Theologically and professionally I was shaped here significantly, more than any other place and time in my life,’ said Graham.

The Political Idol of Our Age

Bruce Ashford reviews and summarizes a book about a pervasive form of political idolatry. He writes, Kathryn Carson offers wisdom to women seeking to be faithful to Christ in a trying time. Her words are applicable to all of us. She writes,

The Idol of Our Age is especially helpful in showing that once the West severed social order from sacred order, the disastrous result is a comprehensive relativism that views human beings as intrinsically good, blames the world’s evils on systems and political arrangements rather than human depravity, and seeks a salvation as provided by humanity for humanity.

How the Sacred-Secular Divide Impacts the Church

Hugh Whelchel explains why the sacred-secular divide is such an enormous problem for the church at The Institute for Faith, Work and Economics. He writes,

By demolishing this dichotomy, we realize that God cares about everything we do. Our response to God’s power and glory can come from every thought, word, and action if we steward all we have to his glory and honor.

Your Church Could Be the Key to Someone’s Second Chance

Over at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, you can read this article from Prison Fellowship offers tips for how you can serve the formerly incarcerated. Here’s an excerpt:

For many people coming back from prison, being received by a welcoming church community can be a stepping stone to a successful, law-abiding future, filled with purpose.

Also, be sure to secure your spot for three upcoming events at Southeastern Seminary:

What other articles would you recommend?

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