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S3:44 Takeaway 3: Treat Labor Well

S3:44 Takeaway 3: Treat Labor Well

What Christians can learn from unions in General Motors from the 1980s.

A few months ago I produced two episodes about the Christian roots of American labor unions. And… a bunch of people stopped listening to the show. It turns out that many American Christians are conservative and, therefore, anti-union.

This mini-episode is the counterbalance to that series. Here we discuss the inefficient practices at General Motors in the 1980s. It was an era where GM slipped from holding over 40% of the market share to 17%. What happened? It’s a story of unions, gasoline, and the reasons we treat labor well.

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Discussion Questions:

  • Do you have a bias for or against labor unions?
  • Who do you know who is or was in a union? What is their work ethic?
  • The labor unions in GM in the 1980s were inefficient. Does that make all labor unions inefficient?
  • Does specialization in factories help or hurt in the long run?
  • Do you have a bias for employers or employees?
  • Do you work as unto Christ in your own job?
  • What is the Christian way to work? To employ someone?
S3:E43 Takeaway 2: Communism Can Be Used As A Scapegoat

S3:E43 Takeaway 2: Communism Can Be Used As A Scapegoat

An interview with Jemar Tisby to discuss race, communism, and why we sometimes don’t like to talk about either.

Season three of Truce has been all about how the rise of communism in Russia impacted the Christian Church. As we approach the end of the season, I want to highlight some of the important takeaways.

One of them is that communism can be used as a scapegoat. That is used by some people to get the public to hate or disregard something they don’t like. That could be the COVID crisis or Black Lives Matter.

Our guest today is Jemar Tisby. He’s the author of the New York Times Bestseller “The Color of Compromise” and “How to Fight Racism“. He’s also a frequent voice on the Pass The Mic Podcast. You can access his Substack email list here.

Helpful links:

  • Article about the Wyoming Health Department official who resigned due to his denial of COVID 19.