The Bible tells the stories of many godly people in public service: heads of state, a prime minister, advisers and counselors, intelligence operatives, and presidential protection agents, to name a few. Do Christian public servants have any unique challenges and responsibilities while living out their faith in their workplace? How does a Christian public servant handle the inevitable conflicts that arise when governments veer from their biblical responsibilities toward their citizens?
Ed Moy will explore these and other issues, drawing from his personal experience as an active citizen and a Christian public servant, serving in the White House as a special assistant to the President, director of the United States Mint, and on gubernatorial boards, such as Wisconsin’s Equal Rights Council.
REFLECT & RESPOND
1. What can the Church do to support Christians in public service?
2. How can Christian public servants hold each other accountable for integrating their faith with their work?
3. Should a Christian public servant implement a policy or program contrary to biblical principles?
Ed Moy is public servant, executive, and author. He served as the 38th director of the United States Mint (2006-2011) and as a special assistant to the president for presidential personnel at the White House (2001-2006). He is a commentator to financial media, writes a weekly column for Newsmax, and is authoring an 8 book series on gold bullion. Ed also serves on the advisory board of Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business & Economics and served on the board of Christianity Today.