A cover shoot of Alex Rodriguez is getting a lot of attention for Details magazine but the thing that caught my eye on the cover of the current issue was a headline reading “How Jesus Can Save Your Career.”
I don’t know a lot about Details or its parent, Style.com, nor recommend it but the article by Sean McManus offers a glimpse into some of the things churches and other Christian groups are doing today to help people cope with the recession.
McManus takes you into Buckhead Church, a satellite campus of Andy Stanley’s better-known North Point Community Church located in the upscale bedroom community of Atlanta. The article touches on a recent sermon series by Stanley on financial balance. McManus goes on to profile a former banker who was laid off last spring and joined an Atlanta-area Christian business networking group.
The never reveals exactly how Jesus can save your career. It’s just an attention getter that does at least point readers in the right direction. I’ve offered links to some of the sources mentioned in the article so that you can dig deeper into what the Bible says about work, money and balance.