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Episode 79 - The Science of Radical Giftology with John Ruhlin

Episode 79 - The Science of Radical Giftology with John Ruhlin

Everyone has a story about receiving a gift they had no interest in, but do any of us know if we’ve ever given a gift that someone else didn’t want? This is exactly the situation John Ruhlin wants to help you avoid. John is the author of Giftology, a book that teaches the science of “radical generosity.” He has helped countless companies boost their referrals, retention rates, and ROI, and today, he has a special gift for us as well...

Episode 78 - Terrorist Threat, Charity Case, or Refugee Workforce? With Chris Chancey of Amplio Recruiting

Episode 78 - Terrorist Threat, Charity Case, or Refugee Workforce? With Chris Chancey of Amplio Recruiting

Today, we’re talking to Chris Chancey, Found and CEO of Amplio Recruiting. Amplio is a multi-city staffing agency helping companies like Chick-fil-a, WeWork, and others find dependable talent in a surprising place—the refugee workforce. This is coming at a time where we all know the labor shortage in America is at an all-time high, and as Chris shared with us, this may be one of the most emotionally-charged debates in our country. But it may also be the source of one of the best kept secrets for the American economy. Listen in to hear what Chris has to share that might have a lasting effect on faith driven entrepreneurs...

Episode 77 - The Journey from Sexual Brokenness to Healing with Jay Stringer

Episode 77 - The Journey from Sexual Brokenness to Healing with Jay Stringer

Today our show takes us to Seattle to talk to Jay Stringer, the author of Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing. His book is based on a multi-year research project into the stories of 3,800 men and women to address the key drivers of unwanted sexual behavior, why people remain in a place of shame, and the journey towards a new sexual story. It was recently recognized by Outreach Magazine as one of the top resources of the year. Tragically, this is a huge issue destroying too many Faith Driven Entrepreneurs. His research is one of the most comprehensive studies on the subject, and we’re delighted he could join us on the podcast. Join Henry and William to glean from some of Jay’s experiences and hear the lessons he has for faith driven entrepreneurs...

Episode 76 - Are Christians Called to Comfort? With Super Bowl Winner and CEO of of Movement Mortgage, Casey Crawford

Episode 76 - Are Christians Called to Comfort? With Super Bowl Winner and CEO of of Movement Mortgage, Casey Crawford

Today we’re talking to Casey Crawford. Casey is an Entrepreneur that left the NFL with a Super Bowl Ring and then started a company, Movement Mortgage—a Billion dollar business that Inc and several others have recognized. They’ve been known for their business, their community impact, and their ability to create a company that people want to work for. As Casey shared with us, creating a company is far from a comfortable experience. Entrepreneurs, of course, know what it’s like to be uncomfortable. Yet, there’s something in modern/Western Christianity that expects comfort. We often act as though God has called us to a life of comfort and ease, not one of stress and sacrifice. But as Casey points out, Jesus didn’t exactly live an easy life! And this is just one way he gave us a great perspective alongside a paradigm shift in this podcast episode. Listen in to hear more...

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

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...

Episode 74 - The Investor as a Servant Leader with Frank Chen of Andreessen Horowitz

Episode 74 - The Investor as a Servant Leader with Frank Chen of Andreessen Horowitz

Our friend Frank Chen is the final guest in this 4-part series on the Faith Driven Investor. And he stopped by to talk about how he’s helping entrepreneurs change the World at the Silicon Valley Venture powerhouse of Andreessen Horowitz. As Frank describes it they are “helping entrepreneurs build software companies that are eating the world.” Curious to find out what that might look like? Tune in today...

Episode 72 - Has the Center of the Faith and Work Movement moved to Silicon Valley? with Christeen Rico

Episode 72 - Has the Center of the Faith and Work Movement moved to Silicon Valley? with Christeen Rico

Today we’re in Cupertino, California connecting with Christeen Rico. She’s on the International Expansion team at Apple. She spends much of her time focused on bringing Apple's largest product—their retail stores—to life in new countries around the world. In addition to that, she is responsible for co-leading a volunteer team to define and execute programs that strengthen community and growth opportunities for the Apple Christian Fellowship, one of Apple'sDiversity Network Association. It’s a part of a growing trend that’s emerging in places like Facebook, SalesForce, Google, and many other companies. These are great movements for people looking to connect their faith to their work, and we’re excited to bring you all that Christeen had to share…

Episode 70 - Entrepreneurs Who Create their Own Category with Trae Stephens of Founders Fund

Episode 70 - Entrepreneurs Who Create their Own Category with Trae Stephens of Founders Fund

Today’s episode features Trae Stephens, one of the Partners at Founders Fund. As a venture capitalist, Trae provides excellent insight into what investors are looking for in entrepreneurs. As Trae explains, “we’re looking for outliers.” Find out what that entails and also how Trae measures value by the ability to create abundance and decrease competition. Trae bounces effortlessly between business, theology, and philosophy as he speaks, and we really think you’ll enjoy listening to what he had to share!

Episode 69 - "One Million Followers Wasn’t in My Obituary" with Sanyin Siang of The Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics

Episode 69 - "One Million Followers Wasn’t in My Obituary" with Sanyin Siang of The Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics

We are so excited to get to share today’s interview with Sanyin Siang. She is the executive director of The Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics, and in addition to sharing what makes Coach K such an excellent coach and leader (hint: it has to do with enabling greatness instead of chasing it), she also told us why having 1 million followers on LinkedIn isn’t the thing she wants to be remembered for. It was so encouraging to hear her share how 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. We think her energy and passion is contagious and hope you get a chance to listen in!

Episode 64 - God of the Second Shift with Jeff Haanen from the Denver Institute for Faith and Work

Episode 64 - God of the Second Shift with Jeff Haanen from the Denver Institute for Faith and Work

Join William and Henry in the Mile-High city as they talk to Jeff Haanen from the Denver Institute for Faith and Work. His article, God of the Second Shift, made waves in the faith and work world, and we’re excited to have him on our podcast today to talk more about how we can move this conversation around theology and business from the corner office to the manufacturing floor. Tune in to hear what Jeff has to share about what a theology of work means for those in the working class.

Episode 60 - How an Interview with Hulk Hogan on Their Wedding Day Started a $40 Million Business with Jeff and Ally Davidson of Camp Gladiator

Episode 60 - How an Interview with Hulk Hogan on Their Wedding Day Started a $40 Million Business with Jeff and Ally Davidson of Camp Gladiator

When Ally Davidson woke up on the morning of her wedding day, she had no idea the journey that God had prepared for her, nor did she anticipate it would start with a tryout for the television show American Gladiator that very same day. Fast forward a few years and Camp Gladiator has over 3500 locations across the country with over 100,000 members. Tune in to hear the story of Jeff and Ally Davidson—how interacting with Hulk Hogan jump started their business, how they’ve seen community and exercise drastically affect people’s lives, and how their faith impacts everything they do.

Episode 58 - Becoming Bilingual: Fluency in Metrics and Story with Matt Bird

Episode 58 - Becoming Bilingual: Fluency in Metrics and Story with Matt Bird

Today we’re connecting with Matt Bird, who is based in the United Kingdom. Matt is the author of several books, including Relationology, The Secrets of Story, and Freedom: How to Live Your Life for Jesus Free From Anxiety and Worry. Another one of his books, Transformation, takes a look at how God is connecting churches across communities, cities, and countries to bring about social, political, economic, cultural, and spiritual transformation. This book is the product of Matt’s work with businesses and churches in helping them both improve one another as they increase their impact, which is the subject of this episode. Listen in to hear how they do it!

Episode 57 - Combating Loneliness with Community: Scott Weiss from Ocean Accelerator

Episode 57 - Combating Loneliness with Community: Scott Weiss from Ocean Accelerator

Today we’re in Cincinnati, Ohio connecting with Scott Weiss from Ocean Accelerator. They have an incredible birth story—coming from the lobby of Crossroads Church in Cincinnati they launched into an accelerator for fast-growing tech companies. For the past few years, they’ve been on a mission to equip faith driven entrepreneurs and owners that bravely step out to change the world. Whether it's their Ocean Conference or their accelerator, they’re committed to investing in entrepreneurs who have a faith in God and a passion for success. Tune in to hear more about Scott’s journey!

Episode 54 - Governance without Giving up Control: Byron Loflin, Founder of the Center for Board Excellence

Episode 54 - Governance without Giving up Control: Byron Loflin, Founder of the Center for Board Excellence

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Byron Loflin, founder of the Center for Board Excellence, joins the team this week, helping us get a handle on the importance of good governance within our organizations. He shares with us his views on why governance is core to servant leadership and promotes healthy, humble accountability that provides a stable runway for your organization’s success.

Episode 53 - The Entrepreneurial Story that led to 370 Million Reading the Bible - Bobby Gruenewald, Founder of YouVersion

Episode 53 - The Entrepreneurial Story that led to 370 Million Reading the Bible - Bobby Gruenewald, Founder of YouVersion

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Bobby Gruenewald of YouVersion joins us this week giving us the low down on the origins of this wildly popular bible app with 370M+ downloads and counting.

Episode 52 - The Secret Farm League of Faith Driven Entrepreneurs: Jon Hart of Praxis Academy

Episode 52 - The Secret Farm League of Faith Driven Entrepreneurs: Jon Hart of Praxis Academy

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The team talks to Jon Hart, Partner at Praxis Labs about his work with Praxis Academy, a week-long on ramp into the Praxis community of redemptive entrepreneurs targeting the under 25. For 5 years, this organization has encouraged college-aged entrepreneurs to more actively view their aspirations within the context of their faith, impacting 750 people, from 160 universities and 20 countries.

Episode 51 - God Owns it All: Alan Barnhart, CEO of Barnhart Crane and Rigging

Episode 51 - God Owns it All: Alan Barnhart, CEO of Barnhart Crane and Rigging

This week’s guest is Alan Barnhart of Barnhart Crane and Rigging of Memphis, TN. Originally a small family business started by his parents, Alan and his brother, Eric, grew the company into one of the largest Heavy Lift and Heavy Transport organization in the United States with 1,000 team members in more than 40 locations across the country and a nationwide reputation for solving problems (Even if it means building a 200+ wheel truck!).

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

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.

Episode 46 - Sunday Night Blues: Toxic Work Environments

Episode 46 - Sunday Night Blues: Toxic Work Environments

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Toxic people, toxic environments and all other possible permutations of how toxicity can be expressed in an organization is the subject of today’s episode. Rusty rests the responsibility of toxic organizations firmly on the shoulders of the founder and William believes that faith driven leaders can still be guilty of making a mess of culture.