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#FaithandCulture Reading: Dreamers, Rebuilding Houston, Missions and Work, Consumerism

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What should you know about DACA and Dreamers? How are Christians helping Houston rebuild? In what ways can God use your job to reach the nations? And can you legislate consumerism away?

Get answers to these questions and more from Spence Spencer, Joe Carter, Erin Davis and Andy Johnson in today’s #FaithandCulture Reading.


What You Should Know about DACA and Dreamers

Have you read headlines about DACA or Dreamers this week? Joe Carter explains what the news is all about, and he lays out a moral case for allowing Dreamers to stay in the U.S. in this article at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He writes,

Young immigrants brought to the United States by their parents are a special category of undocumented immigrants and should be treated differently. The children, many of whom have known no other home country than the United States, did not consent to breaking immigration laws and should not be punished for a crime they did not commit. Read More>>

Why Christians Will Help Rebuild Houston

Erin Davis is confident that the church will help rebuild Houston after Hurricane Harvey. Why? Because “the church drives the ambulance.” She writes,

Statistical data is sparse about Christian disaster relief for a few reasons: disaster zones aren’t the best place to collect surveys, and Christians tend to prefer to serve under the radar, but we’ve got a long history of rushing collectively to serve as first responders.

‘Churches are literally, honestly, the first ones there,’ one government official told The New York Times. Read More>>

Reach the Nations Through Your Job

If you’re going to spend 40 hours of your week at work, why not work among people who desperately need the gospel? That’s the question Andy Johnson poses in this article at The Gospel Coalition. He writes,

But just because an actor doesn’t occupy the starring role on God’s missionary stage doesn’t mean he or she has no valuable part to play. Planting your life and career in a strategic place for the sake of the gospel among the nations may be a good idea and a great support for global mission. Read More>>

The Answer to Consumerism Is a Changed Heart, Not New Laws

Can you legislate away consumerism? No, says Spence Spencer in this article at The Institute for Faith, Work and Economics. He writes,

The answer to consumerism is to enjoy our work and the fruit of our labor as a gift from God. Such contentment is an internal attitude that must be cultivated by individuals, not imposed by an external structure. Read More>>

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