Dealing with Criticism

The Divine Metrics of Starting a Business

The Divine Metrics of Starting a Business

“Kingdom success along the path of risk and failure.” - For many entrepreneurs, the possibility of startup glory — a huge payout, an early retirement, fame, acclaim, and the chance to transform how societies function — is worth the risk and the toil. And what if those momentous outcomes never come to fruition?

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

Originally published by INC— No one said building a company is easy. But it's time to be honest about how brutal it really is -- and the price so many founders secretly pay.

Why the Kingdom of God Matters if We Want to Help the Poor

Why the Kingdom of God Matters if We Want to Help the Poor

“…as I’ve studied poverty and listened to the voices of others, I’ve become convinced that the problems poor people face aren’t solely material in nature. The material poverty that shows up in our world is really the result of something much deeper: broken relationships.”

Getting Our Story Straight

Getting Our Story Straight

Adapted from Becoming Whole: Why the Opposite of Poverty Isn’t the American Dream by Brian Fikkert and Kelly Kapic —aiming to expose the misconceptions of both Western Civilization and the Western church about the nature of God, human beings, and the world, they redefine success and offer new ways of achieving that success.

Iron Sharpens Iron

Iron Sharpens Iron

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Prov. 27:17) — Friendship, especially biblical friendship, often demands more from you than you originally intended to give. Being close friends with another person takes commitment, accountability, trust, and a willingness to be vulnerable

Scriptural Ways To Avoid Business Dips

Scriptural Ways To Avoid Business Dips

Business involves faith, and even business leaders whose companies are doing well wonder whether their current business performance can be sustained. What if Scripture showed a possible way to avoid business downturns? Leviticus 26 holds some clues…

Faithful Founder (3 of 3): Spotlight, Compromise, & Kingdom Impact

Faithful Founder (3 of 3): Spotlight, Compromise, & Kingdom Impact

“In this final post, I’ll get into the implications of 1) living in the spotlight —Our identity is not in our performance, but in Jesus’ perfect performance on our behalf; 2) dealing with compromise —Caring for people beyond your obligation is another way to live as a faithful founder – although I fear all the times I only did the minimum required; and 3) aiming to leave a kingdom impact —Kingdom impact can happen on a personal level, a community level, or even an industry level.”

Do You Need to Tame the Lion? Entrepreneurial Liturgies for Relying on God

Do You Need to Tame the Lion? Entrepreneurial Liturgies for Relying on God

Missy Wallace’s Entrepreneur Support Group can occasionally seem like an AA meeting since the emotional vacillation of “entrepreneurism” can feel like something from which to recover. She has found that some “liturgical” practices can reduce the swings.

How My Daughter Changed My View of Entrepreneurship

How My Daughter Changed My View of Entrepreneurship

Nothing has changed me quite like having a daughter. Sure, there are all the cliches about having a gun sitting in your lap when boys come over. That’s the easy stuff. The hard stuff is instilling beliefs in your daughter that will serve her well in the face of what at times feels like overwhelming forces.

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.