Single, Gay, Christian by Gregory Coles, Free for CAPC Members
Gregory Coles’s short autobiography—Single, Gay, Christian: A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity—is wonderfully written, refreshingly honest, and deeply personal.
Technology is moving us all faster and faster into a new world. We can now get our job done quicker, more efficiently, and with greater ease. But according to Mark Saltzman, it doesn’t have to work in only that direction. Saltzman writes:
“Instead of being a slave to technology, you can master it, you can make it look like you are working when and where you are not.”
Saltzman is 35 and is the author of the White Collar Slackers Handbook. The work is a how-to textbook for deceiving colleagues through the use of computer manipulations. So now one can check e-mail at work, make phone calls, and basically slack off on the job and never get caught, or so they claim.
Now I am a fan of shows like The Office, but let’s be honest: if every company ran things the way the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin did we’d have real problems in the work force. Or perhaps The Office represents the modern work place today? Perhaps Office Space is a slightly exaggerated picture of what the working world is really like, and what the average worker thinks like. With this new technology we can’t know for sure. Whatever happened to integrity, honesty, and a good work ethic?
This is just further evidence that suggests all men everywhere think they deserve a little break. We are such selfish, foolish, and victimized people. How often do we shirk responsibilities and “stretch the truth” for our own sakes and own comforts! But Christians must rise above this type of dishonesty in the work force. We are to do our jobs and work for our employers as though it were “unto the Lord”! For we are indeed commanded to represent Christ everywhere, even the office, and to do all things “for the Glory of God”.
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