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Why I Left World Vision for Finance

Why I Left World Vision for Finance

And why my current work matters as much as my former work.

Mark Sheerin is a part-owner of Sherrill & Hutchins Financial Advisory firm in Atlanta, Georgia, and a member of Westside Presbyterian Church. He is married with two children.


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David J

February 28, 2013  3:51pm

Good thoughts, Mark. The sacred/secular distinction is so pervasive in the church. It's rarely stated explicitly that full-time ministry is more spiritual than "secular" work, but it's nevertheless communicated quite effectively. And we are prone to believe it, so that it's not even necessary for it to be taught for us to fall into the trap.

Johnson Chang-Fong

February 25, 2013  1:22pm

The article is a great defense for trading his christian aid work for secular financial work, but to use that defense to justify voluntarily partnering with 3 other non-believers is a stretch. He will find in the day to day or strategic decisions, his ethical convictions can be outvoted by those who answer to a different master. Things are not assured to go well and/or end well when we disobey God's word. It would be wiser to seek the Lord for going it alone or with a fellow Christ-follower.


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