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October 19th, 2015

Why Business Matters to God (And What Still Needs to Be Fixed)

Jeff Van Duzer grew up thinking business was the source of much damage and evil in the world, the work of greedy capitalists polluting the environment. Thirty years later he was dean of a business school. In the course of that remarkable transformation, Van Duzer discovered many business...

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October 18th, 2015

The Road to Humility | An Interview with John Hawkins

“I’m called to serve Christ—and, by the way, we build homes,” says John Hawkins, president of Hawkins-Welwood Homes and 30-year veteran of the real estate/homebuilding industry. Although he’s one of the most successful high-end homebuilders in Dallas, John’s road has not been a smooth one....

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October 7th, 2015

It's Never Too Late to Head Back to School

More and more adults are heading back to college to sharpen their skills and broaden their understanding—especially in the rapidly changing realm of business. In fact, according to NBC News, the enrollment rate of adults going back to school is rising faster than typical college-aged...

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October 2nd, 2015

Growing a Business that Glorifies God

"What are you going to say when God asks you to give account to Him about what you did with your business?" This question posed by a business mentor to a friend of mine was a serious wake-up call to him and his partner. As a committed Christian he knew that he would give account...

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September 24th, 2015

Communicating Grace in an Ungracious World

Whether we work on a factory floor, in a cramped cubical, or in the corner office, each of us has the opportunity to bring grace to our workplace. Even small things—a word of encouragement or a simple act of kindness—can be used by God to accomplish big things. Graciousness Stands Out  In a...

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September 23rd, 2015

Gracious Actions

Gracious words and listening should be accompanied by corresponding actions. Use the following ideas to spur your thinking about how to show your concern for others: 

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September 23rd, 2015

Gracious Words in an Ungracious World

What we say and how we say it speaks volumes about who we are, what motivates us, and how much we care about others. The apostle Paul allows little wiggle room when it comes to thoughtless words: Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building...

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September 23rd, 2015

The Power of Gracious Listening in an Ungracious World

Our willingness to listen and receive input from others sends a powerful message: I care what you think; you have something valuable to contribute. When we ask questions and listen with focused attention and a humble spirit, we invite trust and cooperation in business and personal...

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August 21st, 2015

Busy Christians Need a Spiritual Network

Busyness is the new normal in America. According to the 2014 American Time Use Survey, Americans average almost nine hours a day on work-related activities. Thirty-three percent of full-time workers say their employer expects them to check email and stay in touch remotely after the business...

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August 7th, 2015

One Person Can Make a Difference

In his 2014 commencement address to 8000 University of Texas graduates, Admiral William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, said the average American will meet 10,000 people in their lifetime. “…if every one of you changed the lives of just 10 people, and each...