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Our 'Top 100 Video Stories' continues ... Videos 81 - 90

Our 'Top 100 Video Stories' continues ... Videos 81 - 90

This week’s top 100 video countdown gets us into the 80’s. As you look through this list, you’ll find a lot of great videos on faith and work and what it means to be a Christian in the workplace. Feel free to just jump right in!

Top 100 Video Stories for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs

Top 100 Video Stories for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs

When we started this project, we honestly didn’t believe we’d find that many video stories to share. We were cautiously optimistic about reaching 100 videos, but after researching on our own and receiving an overwhelming amount of recommendations, we found more videos than we knew what to with!

Top 10 Books for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs

Top 10 Books for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs

We love to share our top picks with you and here’s a list of 10 books for a faith driven entrepreneur like yourself! Harry Truman said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” We think the same is true of entrepreneurs. If you want to be good at what you do, it helps to take a cue from the best.

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.

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.

What Kobe's letter to Basketball Missed, Josh got Right.

What Kobe's letter to Basketball Missed, Josh got Right.

Occasionally we like to spotlight some things in culture that while they might not fit in the defined box of entrepreneurship they speak truth to the same concepts we face. As we look back at the Final Four and the end to March Madness we couldn't help but share the story of Josh Langford, the stand out guard from Michigan State.

Building Relationships in Love

Building Relationships in Love

We are honored to share an excerpt from Mark Greene’s classic “Thank God It's Monday” which is celebrating 25 years in print. A big thanks to Christian publisher Muddy Pearl based in Edinburgh! Read more here…

The Work as Worship Event coming to Your Church

The Work as Worship Event coming to Your Church

RightNow Media @ Work presents the Work as Worship Retreat: Rather than taking your people somewhere else to experience the event, they've made it easy to bring the event to your Church! This year's lineup include Pastor and Best-selling Author Francis Chan, New York Times Best-selling Author Jon Acuff, Steve Green the President of Hobby Lobby and many others, including the debut of some exclusive RightNow Media Original Video Stories. Be sure to check it out at www.workasworshipretreat.org

When a Startup becomes a Monastery 2.0

When a Startup becomes a Monastery 2.0

From Seattle Pacific University's Faith & Co., this short business documentary shows how a startup answered a call to purposeful reconciliation and community building. Dayspring Technologies relocated from downtown to Bayview, an underserved community where tourists (and tech firms) rarely venture.

A Prayer for Entrepreneurs

A Prayer for Entrepreneurs

This “Prayer for Entrepreneurs” was shared with us by Missy Wallace whose church, Christ Presbyterian Church, often leads vocational prayers for its members and wider community in Nashville. In this prayer, its words ring true for entrepreneurs everywhere. Be blessed!

Work as Worship — How Faith & Work Go Hand in Hand!

Work as Worship — How Faith & Work Go Hand in Hand!

RightNow Media @ Work is a resource to help Christian business leaders live out their faith at work, develop leaders, and care for their team relationally, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Simply put, we believe in work as worship. Enjoy the video!

Generosity Path's Entrepreneur Profile: Surya Gunadi

Generosity Path's Entrepreneur Profile: Surya Gunadi

We are excited to share with you some of the great Entrepreneur Profiles from around the world compiled by our friends at Generosity Path. Below, we meet a Christian who is on the generosity path and ask them what God has taught them about giving.

This week, meet Surya Gunadi from Indonesia.

Founder’s Manifesto

Founder’s Manifesto

This post is an example of a process you might want to go through as you’re developing in your entrepreneurship idea or project.

Patrick Lowndes’ Founder’s Manifesto serves as a great example of being rooted in scripture and purpose in beginning a new business venture. We hope you’ll take a look at his Founder’s Manifesto: the company Values and how Patrick & his co-founder intended to use them as we operated their company, VendorHawk, and be inspired to write your own.

A Grander Vision - Betenbough Homes

A Grander Vision - Betenbough Homes

Even after experiencing West Texas-like storms of life, Ron Betenbough of Betenbough Homes, was able to rebuild his life thanks to God’s provision in his business. After committing the business to God, Ron and his son Rick Betenbough, experienced God’s blessings in business and in the lives of their employees. Take a listen to this inspiring Monday video.

Systemic Surprises

Systemic Surprises

A discussion with an entrepreneur who had begun to think about how to deliver “systematic surprises” led Rusty Rueff to think about it’s implication beyond product management. Systemic surprises are things that keep an offering fresh and exciting, without extra strain on the “system” so that these moments of surprise can be delivered flawlessly and with excellence. Rusty steps us through what systemic surprises could look like as part of our daily witness in the marketplace.

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.

Do You Know Why Switzerland is Beautiful? The Swiss Do.

Do You Know Why Switzerland is Beautiful?  The Swiss Do.

I have the great honor and blessing of being able to attend the Christian Economic Forum this week in St. Moritz.  It's a time to gather with friends and colleagues from around the world to endeavor to understand how we as followers of Jesus might participate, and even innovate, in the world's financial markets. 

Podcast Episode 16 - Keeping a Christ Centered Attitude While Growing a Business

Podcast Episode 16 - Keeping a Christ Centered Attitude While Growing a Business

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This week’s episode finds the team fielding questions. Marty asks, "how do we keep a Christ-centered attitude while growing a business?"  For Henry, It’s about identity. It’s almost impossible when the goal is solely financial success.  We should seek God first. If there’s frustration at work, it’s an opportunity to pray to God.  Rusty brings a tactical point of view, and recommends starting the day prepared.  Spending time with God is top priority.  We should boot up with God first in order to avoid crashes, or at least minimize them.  William reminds us that we can’t forget our first vocation; we are beloved children of God.  

Love your Neighbor on Vacation - a VLOG

My best friend and business partner at Bandwidth, David Morken, was an editor for the ORU Student Newspaper.  He's a great writer, and an even better editor....and an even better friend, who can tell me like it is.  He thinks I'm a lousy writer.