When Paul speaks to the financial cost of freedom in his letter to the church at Thessalonika, he seems to make a big deal about not eating anyone’s bread without paying for it. Why?
The key issue is profiting at the expense of another.
God calls people into leadership, even when they are reluctant and seemingly ill-equipped for the job (like Moses and David).
Looking for a surefire test for the ethics of any stratagem? Ask whether it will receive praise or condemnation when shouted from the rooftops.
Lives that bear witness to a greater reality are the loudest and clearest proclamations of the Good News.