|We’re Misreading the Bible on Laziness|
Scripture warns against sloth—and against using it to explain away oppression.
In 1997, Anthony Cooper was working two jobs and barely getting by. “I would work almost 24 hours straight, go take the kids to school, go home, get some sleep, and go and do it all again.” His two jobs—at a pizza restaurant and a warehouse—provided just enough income to rent an efficiency apartment in Madison, Wisconsin. “My kids slept on one end; I slept on the other end with my futon.” As an African American man with no high school diploma, coming out of a ...
Thursday, November 7, 2019
We’re Misreading the Bible on Laziness