Trusting God in Trials

Journey Into The Heart of Man

Journey Into The Heart of Man

This week’s podcast guest is Jay Stringer. In addition to all that he shares in his interview, we wanted to feature this incredible resource he has put together alongside the producers of The Heart of Man documentary.

Podcast Episode 75 - The Entrepreneur's Hidden Battle with Depression with Max Anderson

Podcast Episode 75 - The Entrepreneur's Hidden Battle with Depression with Max Anderson

On today’s episode, we invited Max Anderson to come in and help us tackle a difficult yet important topic—depression among entrepreneurs. Max writes something called The Weekend Reader, where each week he explores one big idea from culture. Recently, he dove into how depression affects entrepreneurs, and what he found was staggering—entrepreneurs are anywhere from 2-10x more likely to suffer from mental challenges. It’s a topic that’s extremely important, yet remarkably under-discussed, so we thought that with Max’s help we’d push the conversation forward today...

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!

Podcast Episode 73 - Image Management: Growing Through Failure with Nathan Sheets of Nature Nate's

Podcast Episode 73 - Image Management: Growing Through Failure with Nathan Sheets of Nature Nate's

We’ve got a good one for you today. Nathan Sheets is CEO of Nature Nate’s Honey, and he was also involved with I Am Second, and E3, and you’ll hear a bit of all of those stories. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. When we sat down to talk to Nathan, we had no idea how deep he was going to take us. Right away, he opened up about the ups and downs he has gone through with a level of candor that we couldn’t even believe. If you’re looking for what life as an entrepreneur looks like—and we mean, really looks like—Nathan Sheets has a no holds barred take on the entrepreneurial journey.

From Fear to Flourishing: Pam’s Story

From Fear to Flourishing: Pam’s Story

Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, First Presbyterian frequently receives requests for financial assistance from local residents. Over the past decade, the church has intentionally changed the way they help their neighbors in need.

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.

Henri Nouwen’s Story about 'The Flyer and the Catcher'

Henri Nouwen’s Story about 'The Flyer and the Catcher'

Whether you’re trying to trust yourself, your employees, or God, letting go of the desire for control never seems to get any easier. Today, we have a parable from Henri Nouwen on this very idea.

3 Hopeful Signs of Ending Poverty

3 Hopeful Signs of Ending Poverty

The Church is beginning to combat extreme poverty in a more complete way. This is a movement where discipleship, job creation, training, and financial services are building on local relationships to empower communities to break free from poverty.

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.

How Creative Business Blesses a City: Aaron Klusman's Story

How Creative Business Blesses a City: Aaron Klusman's Story

Aaron Klusman's fast-paced baseball career is a model for Christian entrepreneurs nationwide. While playing baseball at ASU, Klusman tried his hand at business by starting a retail clothing company, which grew to include sales representatives nationwide.

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

Bikes and Baptisms: One Ukrainian Couple’s Journey

Bikes and Baptisms: One Ukrainian Couple’s Journey

Hello, weekend! We love hearing how God is moving around the world and Hope International shares this great story about Lesya and Nicholai Login in western Ukraine. With their booming bicycle business, they share their passion for the sport and bless the community in unique ways!

The Principle of Vulnerable Trust

The Principle of Vulnerable Trust

‘It is human to crave certainty. The problem with certainty is that it creates self-sufficiency. If we feel that we know everything or have everything, why would we need God?’ Find out more in this extract from 'The Relationship Book' by Matt Bird.

Why Passion Isn’t the Holy Grail of Work

Why Passion Isn’t the Holy Grail of Work

“Our cultural obsession with passion as a prerequisite for work threatens to cut vocational formation off at the head. In other words, if we insist on using passion as a measure for what we ought to do—or worse, proverbially prostrate to passion as if it were the holy grail of work—we will stunt the rate at which we try things, iterate, and reflect. Trying things, iterating, and reflecting are some of our greatest tools for learning about how God is forming us and fitting us for this world.”

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.

Being Faithful vs. Willful

Being Faithful vs. Willful

“If you've been following us at FDE for a while, you know that the concepts of identity and generosity are two of them.  A third, and the subject of this blog, is the difference between being faithful and willful. As entrepreneurs, things seemed to go well when we were faithful, things tended not to go well when we were willful.  I hope you are blessed by David Morken’s (CEO of Bandwidth) note the way that I have been…”

Purposed worKING: Short Sellers

Purposed worKING: Short Sellers

Many of you know Rusty Rueff as a co-host of the Faith Driven Entrepreneur Podcast. We’re approaching 25 episodes together! 25 seems like a decent amount, until you realize that Rusty is now on to DAY 2519 of his daily devotional on faith in the workplace. That’s more than 2,500 entries. Here’s one from last week that I liked alot (I actually like all of them). I hope you’ll enjoy it too, and look to subscribe.

“When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.”

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.

A Redemptive Story of an Automotive Entrepreneur

We started off our week earlier this month with a short video that we found to be a great encouragement.  We love a great, feel good story to kick off a week.

There is much to like here: a church coming around an entrepreneur, and the virtuous continuation of continuing the path of forgiveness and redemption with the hiring others of others in need of a second chance.

Becoming Formidable

Becoming Formidable

Silicon Valley celebrates founders with super-human ability to focus, work hard, and survive the extreme pressure startups. We retell their heroic stories and celebrate their successes. However, there is a glaring absence of information regarding how to develop the character traits required to overcome the intense stress and hardships of starting a company.