Archive for October 2010

Theology for Business

Wayne Grudem, PhD, has written a solid (and short) book entitled Business to the Glory of God. While not focused on the missional aspects of business, Wayne does a great job of providing a biblical foundation for how to think about business in God’s kingdom. A highly recommended read for all kingdom minded entrepreneurs.

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The List

A friend of mine in China saw literally hundreds of his employees come to faith in his factory. He didn’t speak a word of mandarin so he prayed–every day for every employee. And God did the rest. Maybe you should get out your employee list and do the same.

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Business is a Good Thing From God

When we first started teaching business to first generation believers overseas (they had to learn it because they were starving and living at 90% unemployment in the former Soviet Union), we always had to start with a full day session on the fact that business had actually been created by God and it was a…

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Time Wasters and Nice People

I’m a nice person. At least my dog and my grandchildren think I am a nice person. And because I am a nice person I sometimes let people waste my time—just to be nice. Because saying I need to get off the phone or leave a meeting or turn down an appointment seems “not nice”…

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Legit?

When I started working in the former Soviet Union during the early 1990’s I was not surprised to find a negative view of business—it was, according to the newly freed people, corrupt, based on greed, degrading to mankind, cruel, etc. In fact, there wasn’t even a Russian word for businessman so they just used the…

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Buenos Dios, Senor!

I am struggling to learn another language. Spanish. I know, some of you learned it in high school. Others learned it growing up. And some of you have Spanish as your first language. But I’m struggling. Call it an old dog learning new tricks or just say Baer’s slow or I thought anyone could learn…

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Where Are the Really Stupid Things We Do?

Big wastes are usually easy to find. It’s the millions of stupid little things we do that really add up and manage to fly under the radar. Like today. I just got a check in the mail (postage—44 cents, letter and envelope—40 cents, typing and time to mail–$4) from my real estate attorney for TWO…

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This Election

This election is not about who cares MOST for the oppressed; it is about who cares BEST. I know of NO successful federal programs (let’s see, the War on Poverty is 45 years old and Washington is definitely losing); I know of MANY private and individual efforts that help the poor and create real jobs…

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Losing by the Rules

My SEC team (Tenn) just got robbed of a clear victory. Robbed by the rules. Yep. They stopped LSU at the 1 yard line to win the game. As they ran off the field in exultation the referee signaled a penalty–too many UT players on the field. Granted one more play, LSU scored and won.…

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