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Leverage the workplace for the peace and prosperity of the community

October 30th, 2017

How We Can Foster Human Flourishing at Work

Every resident of planet earth has responsibility to foster human flourishing. God even called the Jewish exiles to seek the wellbeing of their enemies. Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have...

April 28th, 2017

All Work Matters | Mike Rowe

In a recent interview on Meet the Press, Mike Rowe, the former host of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” lamented what he perceives to be a general lack of enthusiasm for work—and a particular lack of enthusiasm for the kind of work featured on his show: physically-demanding, often socially...

April 29th, 2015

Jump-Start Social Responsibility at Your Company

What are you and the company where you work doing to make the community a better place? The term "corporate social responsibility" became popular in the 1960s, and although some have deemed it merely a public relations stunt, most major companies have taken seriously the opportunity to...

September 13th, 2013

Rethinking Milton Friedman

In the not so distant past, the interests of a company, its employees and the community were closely aligned. Today, shareholder interests and the bottom line reign. While companies continue to post record profits, workers face high unemployment and stagnant wages. Is it time to re-examine...

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August 9th, 2013

When Helping Hurts and Business Helps

While Hollywood continues to demonize its favorite whipping boy, the greedy business leader, the world is crying for jobs that only business can create. In this eye-opening Forbes interview with Hope International’s Peter Greer, he talks about the dangers of continued financial aid, both to...

Channel(s): Community Impact
October 15th, 2012

10 Things You Didn't Know about Africa's Economy

As more Christians consider Business as Mission a viable way to spread the gospel, Susan Lund of McKinsey Global outlines several economic advantages.  If Lund is correct, Christian business leaders have a tremendous opportunity to decrease poverty, increase their bottom line, and further...

October 15th, 2012

A Moral Case for Free Enterprise

Business is a moral enterprise -- something R.G. LeTourneau, American industrialist and LeTourneau University founder, strongly believed. In a video interview, Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute makes a compelling case for the moral value of free enterprise.

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September 19th, 2011

The Seven Fund: Ending Global Poverty Is Serious Business

SEVEN (Social Equity Venture Fund) is a virtual non-profit entity run by entrepreneurs whose strategy is to markedly increase the rate of innovation and diffusion of enterprise-based solutions to poverty. The mission is to catalyze, support and disseminate research on questions of economic...

Channel(s): Community Impact
August 29th, 2011

Kids get the inside scoop on job skills, earn cold cash at pastor's ice cream parlor

Lower East Side Manhattan teenagers have found a future at Alphabet Scoop, a six-year-old ice cream parlor/job training center for teenagers. The brainchild of pastors (and husband and wife) Carol and Chuck Vedral of The Father's Heart Church, each year, between 10 and 20 kids, all between...