Mission Drift

We Become What We Worship: Why False Stories Hurt Us—And the Poor

We Become What We Worship: Why False Stories Hurt Us—And the Poor

Brian Fikkert of Chalmers discusses the risks of false stories and their impact on our lives. “Humans create culture in their own image… We worship what we love, and because our loves reflect our minds, affections, and wills, they shape our entire lives.”

The Faith & Work Podcast: David Brooks and The Second Mountain

The Faith & Work Podcast: David Brooks and The Second Mountain

We’re huge fans of DIFW, Jeff Haanen, and their podcast The Faith & Work Podcast. They recently interviewed New York Times columnist and best-selling author David Brooks about his new book The Second Mountain. We highly recommend you listen in!

An Apology to the Christian 99%, from the 1%

An Apology to the Christian 99%, from the 1%

You in the marketplace don’t exist to help professional ministry leaders fulfill the Great Commission. We exist to help you do it. Lausanne Global Workplace Forum (GWF) will bring together 750 global influencers to think about breakthrough insights and mobilization for mission in and through the workplace, at all levels, in all sectors, and in all regions of the world.

Living on Purpose

Living on Purpose

An article from Craig Denison at First15 — The format of the presentation is in a “Top 10 List.” Feel free to scroll around and find topics that interest you! Here are his top 10 thoughts around living missionally…

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.

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.

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.

Don't Blame the Devil -- Lead!

Don't Blame the Devil -- Lead!

Let’s not let our identity or vision be an excuse for bad leadership, but rather the fuel and motivator for great leadership.  One of my agendas in the work I do, frankly, is to redeem the brand dignity of “Christian business leadership” to be associated with the very highest standards in society

Who am I? The Identity of an Entrepreneur

Who am I? The Identity of an Entrepreneur

“What really motivates us as entrepreneurs? The freedom for the faith-driven entrepreneur is that in Christ, all the work is finally finished. Our work, then, is simply to listen, obey, and to tend the vine given to us. And when it grows, to marvel at the handiwork of the Gardener. “

The Dangers of Globalism

The Dangers of Globalism

Article originally hosted and shared with permission by The Christian Economic Forum, a global network of leaders who join together to collaborate and introduce strategic ideas for the spread of God’s economic principles and the goodness of Jesus Christ. This article was from a collection of whitepapers compiled for attendees of the CEF’s 2018 Global Event.

In this whitepaper, Jeff Holler shares about Globalism and it’s affect on the world. He also cautions against globalism due to consolidation of power politically and economically, the loss of freedoms we are beginning to experience because the process of globalism, and diminishing individual responsibility, work ethic, and human dignity. Read on to see if you agree or disagree and share your comments.

Please Bless My Business: Company Ferraris and God in your Startup

Please Bless My Business: Company Ferraris and God in your Startup

When I first started Amasia, I prayed hard that God would grow our firm to become a great success. I told him that I’d go anywhere, meet anyone, do anything… whatever it took I’d do it. But instead of giving me a tactic or a strategy, he gave me a picture. 

Redeeming the Cell Phone

Redeeming the Cell Phone

I was at the Praxis Redemptive Entrepreneurship Summit last week in New York.  I was so impressed with the incredible group of people that Dave, Josh and the team were able to put together in one room.....it was a great privilege to be with them.  The theme, as you might imagine, was about redemption.  There was talk about redeeming all aspects of the entrepreneurial process...even some jokes about what a redemptive email might look like, or how we might redeem the cheeseburger (at one of the breaks we had some incredibly delicious cheese burgers made from a new vegetable product.....really good, but I'm not sure that the cheeseburger is in need of redemption :).)

Shaped by Scripture

Shaped by Scripture

Rick Rock is an entrepreneur.  Together with some partners, he started and owns a money management firm with offices in 3 cities and more than $3B under management.  Rick is also an elder in his church and over the last several years has started preaching more and more. He talks about his faith, family and work.