I don't think pastors should pretend to be experts on international finance, or try to handle political and policy questions beyond their knowledge. What they can do is equip people to discern the calling of God to productive work.
Imagine pulpits across America clearly and consistently preaching:
- God is calling you to spend every day making the lives of others better through productive work in your home, workplace, and community.
- God is calling you to be a spiritual leader who gracefully sets that expectation for others - because everyone made in God's image is called to productivity - and for our nation.
Productivity is a critically essential component of both discipleship and good citizenship. In the long term it is the only protection against both pietistic subjectivism in our churches and also economic collapse in our nation.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Called to Be Productive
Greg Forster on being Productive for the Glory of God, Good of Neighbors: