There's a new book in Asia by the Methodist Bishop of Malaysia..
Bribery & Corruption in the Marketplace
in Asia, where corruption is 'unhidden' - as compared to the West where it is all dressed up and nice - what does a Christian in the workplace do?
2 things he says to avoid:
1. withdrawing from the world
2. dualism of church vs marketplace
he proposes an incarnational ministry - where we identify with the world, remain in the world, be distinct from the world for the sake of transforming the world
he distinguishes between active corruption - which every Christian must avoid
and passive acceptance of corruption - where we must try to avoid
using examples like Jesus/John did not ask tax collectors and soldiers to resign but rather act differently
any views on this ?
my thoughts are this:
1. what or WHO are you working for - i.e. what is the purpose of your work
2. what do others see when they see you at work?
- someone like everyone else?
- a good person?
- Christ in you
the 3rd option is the goal... and is far harder than merely being 'hardworking and moral'...