For Your Weekend Reading (December 4)

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Every Friday, you get a recap of what others are saying about the intersection of faith and culture, work, economics and public life. Happy reading (and listening) this weekend.

What We Lose When We Prayer Shame Politicians after a Mass Shooting
Another week, another tragic mass shooting. The tragedy in San Bernadino has sparked vehement anti-prayer rhetoric, and Russell Moore responds in the Washington Post.

For religious people, of all sorts, prayer is doing something. We do believe that God can intervene, to comfort the hurting and even to energize ourselves and others for right action. For those who don’t believe in the power of prayer, the last thing any of us should want is social pressure to pretend to pray. What we can expect, though, is for neighbors to express in what ever ways they have, ‘We love one another, and we hurt for one another.’

5 Leadership Question Episode 44: Bruce Ashford
Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper chat with Dr. Bruce Ashford faith and culture. Barnabas Piper says, “You will glean much for this episode.”

How Should Christians Respond to the Refugee Crisis?
In this piece from Facts and Trends, Dr. Bruce Ashford and Chris Popollardo answer questions related to the refugee crisis. You learn how refugees are different than immigrants, how your church can respond and what you can do to love your neighbors.

New Study Reveals Possible Wage Envy
The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics highlight a new study on wage envy. Author Elise Daniels concludes,

When our drive for equality is rooted in envy, we forget the beauty of our uniqueness.

What stories are you following this weekend?

  • culture
  • public square
  • theology
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