Legal / Religious Freedom

Why believe? The promise of research on the role of religion in entrepreneurial action

Why believe? The promise of research on the role of religion in entrepreneurial action

Religion is one of the most pervasive and central topics in society. However, its relative neglect by entrepreneurship research leads to an insufficient understanding of entrepreneurial action. Read the academic article here from The Journal of Business Venturing Insights.

Why Are There No Christians Left Anymore?

Why Are There No Christians Left Anymore?

Rick Goossen, Chairman of Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO) Network, discusses “There are virtually no ‘Christians’ left in North America.  Where have they all gone?  How did it become so complicated to be called a Christian?  Does it matter?”

Stepping on the Head of Evil: An Entrepreneur's Role in the Gospel and Redemption

Stepping on the Head of Evil: An Entrepreneur's Role in the Gospel and Redemption

It's not often that an article intrigues me the way Anthony Bradley's recent piece in Fathom did.  His major point of many of us not having a complete view of the Gospel and restoration of God's Kingdom has very real ramifications for us as entrepreneurs, even though at face level this is a post about racial reconciliation in the Church.

The Spiritually Healthy Leader: Confronting Unwanted Sexual Behavior

The Spiritually Healthy Leader: Confronting Unwanted Sexual Behavior

Jay Stringer, a licensed mental health counselor, ordained minister, and author of "Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing", joins Greg Leith of Convene to discuss a topic that few dare to touch. How does the power of a leader infused with their sexual brokenness impact their lives and the lives of those that they lead?

Work in Process: Work, Racism, and Moving Forward

 Work in Process: Work, Racism, and Moving Forward

From our friends at Nashville Institute for Faith + Work (NIFW) is their article from last month in reflection of Black History Month in the US. It challenges us all to stand against racism by calling out stereotypes and toxic practices, cultivating relationships, educating ourselves, and praying for healing and restoration.

"One of the best investments"

"One of the best investments"

Undoubtedly, you've come to understand that we are big fans of chaplaincy here at FDE.  Here's a video from one of entrepreneurs that Corporate Chaplains of America works with.  At Bandwidth, our first interaction with Corporate Chaplains of America was 10 years ago when Jeff Brown started visiting us every other Friday morning.  His impact on our staff was HUGE.  We'll tell that story on an upcoming blog.  In the meantime, please enjoy this video about Janet Ward Black's experience.

Wrestling with Incongruency

Wrestling with Incongruency

I need to begin my post with a major disclaimer- I don’t have life figured out. I love my wife and my kids yet I sometimes fail to lead my home in the way I've been called. I am passionate about creating new products and services while creating community around them yet not everything I touch turns to gold. I love Jesus and still I find new ways to show how desperately I need him. I could go on but I’ll spare you.

If you are looking for guidance from entrepreneurs who have already figured some of these things out, I’m not your guy because that’s not my story. My story is more about the struggle and the joy in the seeking and growing.

HBO's Silicon Valley Speaks Truth Through Satire

HBO's Silicon Valley Speaks Truth Through Satire

John Drexler’s ears perked up when HBO’s critically acclaimed show Silicon Valley, turned its attention to the intersection of faith and work.