This is an article I wrote for Veritas Magazine on the dangers of office gossip and backstabbing. Hopefully you never participate in these types of behaviors, but truth be told at some point we all do.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from The Office, it’s that drama for the sake of drama is a normal part of our culture and social dynamic. If Andy’s not running over Dwight in the parking lot, Michael is making a tasteless joke inside.
But even outside network television, we use drama for all kinds of sinful reasons. It’s out of pride, arrogance, vanity, or selfishness, and the list could go on. A lot of the times the drama is aimed squarely at us, and as Christians we have a definite choice to make: How am I going to act and respond?