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5 Ways to Beat Pride in Giving

5 Ways to Beat Pride in Giving

It’s difficult to underestimate the importance of cultivating humility in our giving — Jesus reminds us that the boastful, prideful giver has already received their reward in full. John Rinehart points our attention to discover what Nebuchadnezzar learned and calls us to live how Mary lived to avoid becoming prideful as we grow in the grace of giving.

Dealmakers Film Series

Dealmakers Film Series

Today we highlight a film series from DEALMAKERS — which “aims to entertain, inspire and connect audiences to look at faith and work differently. They go beyond literature into real life examples of success and failure to help inspire people to become who God created them to be.”

The Florist

The Florist

Happy Monday! We want to start the week with a video from RightNow Media which shares a powerful message in a simple illustration. When we see other believers working at churches or going into the mission field, it can leave us with this small temptation to diminish our own importance and value to God's kingdom.

Why Is Work Important? - Doug Barr

Why Is Work Important? - Doug Barr

In the video today, Doug Barr, the CEO of Goodwill Southern California, spoke with Theology of Work about why work is important as part of their new video series "60 Seconds to Significance." Barr lists work as one of the top three most important parts of life, behind a strong faith and healthy relationship

If You Dream It, You Can Do It?

If You Dream It, You Can Do It?

Greg Leith, CEO & Board Member of Convene shares about five amazing leaders who have partnered with God and dreamed big for Kingdom impact then got together to talk about faith in the midst of building movements from the big dreams God gave them.

Discovering God's Purpose for Your Work

Discovering God's Purpose for Your Work

Sanyin Siang’s words from our Tuesday podcast still stick with us today— her identity and value is found first and foremost in what God says is true of her—that she is a beloved child of God. To continue with the theme of ‘identity’ focus from our great podcast this week, we turn to WorkMatters for a great article from David Roth.

Podcast Episode 65 - How Do You Build a Healthy Family and a Growing Business? with Ben and Liz Bohannon of Sseko Designs

Podcast Episode 65 - How Do You Build a Healthy Family and a Growing Business? with Ben and Liz Bohannon of Sseko Designs

Is it possible to have a healthy family while building a successful business? That’s the question at the heart of this week’s episode with Ben and Liz Bohannon of Sseko Designs. Their business began as a way to generate income for high-potential, talented young women in Uganda to continue on to university. Since then, it’s grown rapidly from a Shark Tank phenomenon to a global success. Hear how Ben and Liz are navigating the world of global business while still managing to focus on their home, their marriage, and their family.

Podcast Episode 63 - Finding Peace on the Other Side of Obedience: Around the Table with Henry, William, and Rusty

Podcast Episode 63 - Finding Peace on the Other Side of Obedience: Around the Table with Henry, William, and Rusty

Every once in a while we like to take a break from interviewing guests to give our hosts a chance to riff on what God is doing in their lives and what they’re learning through the process. In this episode, you’ll hear about William’s upcoming move to Atlanta, Henry’s journey to India, and some wisdom Rusty has recently picked up from a book he’s reading. Pull up a chair and join our hosts around the table to enjoy a chat about life, God, and entrepreneurship.

Scatter.org is Live! A Free Learning Platform For Your Church or Network

Scatter.org is Live! A Free Learning Platform For Your Church or Network

AVAILABLE NOW - Scatter.org is a free learning platform on work, calling, and culture, named after the concept of the church "scattered" throughout our world during their work week. We've designed it for people in your network.

How do we see work and earning in the bigger picture of our Christian faith?

How do we see work and earning in the bigger picture of our Christian faith?

Wes Willmer builds us up in his piece: How do we see work and earning in the bigger picture of our Christian faith? He reveals that increasing our impact is not about earning more money, but that it happens when we acknowledge our place in God’s work, when we know ourselves, and when we understand how God views money.

Can You Make it as a Founder?

Can You Make it as a Founder?

How much can you take? Jon Kontz sharesA sense of calling helps to weather the storms of startup life, but for risk takers like me, it can be hard to tell the difference between calling and another great idea.”

A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs

A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs

Andy Crouch from Praxis was a guest on this week's podcast and shared about the powerful book they released called “A Rule of Life." At FDE, we believe it’s one of those essential pieces of reading for entrepreneurs and others called to leadership.

Podcast Episode 49 - A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs: Andy Crouch, Author, Journalist and Partner at Praxis

Podcast Episode 49 - A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs: Andy Crouch, Author, Journalist and Partner at Praxis

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On this episode, the team spends time with Andy Crouch, partner for theology and culture at Praxis, an organization that works as a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship, as well as an accomplished writer and journalist, having authored several books as well as articles published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine.

What does the Bible say about Calling and Vocation?

What does the Bible say about Calling and Vocation?

Please enjoy some of the great content from our friends at Theology of Work, originally published on their website. TOW Project resources are meant to be both theologically rigorous and genuinely practical. In this article, they dig deep into “What does the Bible say about Calling and Vocation?”

Are Tech Wizards Revolutionizing Leadership?

Are Tech Wizards Revolutionizing Leadership?

Tech leaders have virtually unprecedented power to mold the future. The question is: how are they using it — and how will you?

In this post, James Kelly of FaithTech encourages leaders with the reminder of where some of today’s great technology leaders came from. He even reminds us of King David, a man after God’s own heart, who led from a place of faith to influence the world. We are reminded to pray for the influential leaders and realizetechnology provides incredible opportunities to change minds, to change hearts, and to change the world — if leaders seize it.”

C.S. Lewis and the Call to Create

C.S. Lewis and the Call to Create

As Genesis 1 shows us, the first thing God revealed about Himself in Scripture is not that He is loving, holy, omnipotent, gracious, or just. No, the first thing God showed us is that He is creative! For the first six days, God revealed His creative spirit by speaking stars, animals, and oceans into existence. Then, on the sixth day, He created man “in His own image” and called Adam to create, thus reflecting God’s image to the world.

To call a human being “creative” is redundant. We are all made in the image of the Creator God. But as Romans 12 makes clear, each of us has “different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.” Some of us have clearly been granted more creative talents than others. Perhaps no Christian in the 20th Century provides a better example of this than C.S. Lewis, the acclaimed scholar, theologian, and author of masterpieces such as Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and of course, The Chronicles of Narnia.

Growing up in Ireland, Lewis appeared to be most comfortable when buried in a novel. But not only did Lewis consume literature; at a very early age, Lewis had begun writing and illustrating his own stories. Lewis obviously had a passion for writing, and it didn’t take long for others to validate his giftedness at the craft.

God, The First Entrepreneur

God, The First Entrepreneur

The first thing God reveals about Himself in Scripture is not that He is loving, holy, omnipotent, gracious, or just. No, the first thing God shows us is that He is creative. In Genesis, He brings something out of nothing. He brings order out of chaos. He creates for the good of others. In short, God is the first entrepreneur.

“Entrepreneur” is a title thrown around so much today that it has become very difficult to define. I would submit that an entrepreneur is anyone who takes a risk to create something new for the good of others.

A Well-Designed Journal Can Change Your Life

A Well-Designed Journal Can Change Your Life

Mica May, founder and CEO of May Designs, took in what she just heard. The stern instructions came to her from Tory Johnson, a regular contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America. She needed samples of May’s notebooks for a feature she was hosting on gift ideas.

At the time, May was a staff-of-one, a scrappy entrepreneur working from her home. Thrilled about this opportunity for increased publicity, she shipped off a few of her classic notebook designs.

But then the show aired.

"Faith and Work" - a Sermon by Tim Keller

"Faith and Work" - a Sermon by Tim Keller

I have listened to Tim Keller thousands of times.  Literally. Tim started accompanying me on runs 20 years ago.  He always kept up, and never seemed to break a sweat. I’m not sure Tim made me a faster runner (in fact, I’m sure the opposite….he can’t hold a candle to a good house music track IMO for running negative splits), but I’m sure he has made me a better follower of Christ and since my competitive running days are long gone, I’ll take that trade every day.