This is the first in a weekly mini-series we'll be doing from archived videos on faith, work, and culture. There is something valuable in looking back, I think, and in seeing how perceptions of Christianity and its status within the broader context of American culture have changed, and how conversations about faith and work have developed. Are we on the same page as we were then? Or, has Dr. Novak's prediction that Christianity will have a profound impact on businesses across the country come true?


Want to hear more? You can find this video with transcript and dozens more over at the High Calling YouTube Channel.


When we develop a relationship with Christ, we want to grow like Christ in word and deed. We want to develop Christ-like character. However, as sinners saved by grace, we approach ethical growth knowing that, compared to Christ, "all our righteous acts are like filthy rags" (Isa. 64:6). We act ethically in order to glorify and imitate him, but we humbly understand that we will never be him. We act ethically in response to the One who acted far more ethically than we can fully grasp.

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