Articles

February 6th, 2020

The ServiceMaster Story: Navigating Tension between People and Profit

Albert M. Erisman, Hendrickson Publishers (January 2020) When the Business Roundtable announced, in August 2019, that businesses should no longer have a singular focus on profit, analysts asked: How do businesses deal with the “quick-buck” pressures from Wall Street? One answer lies in The...

January 16th, 2020

Is Business Your True Calling?

In June of 2019, hundreds of Christian leaders from churches and businesses around the world gathered to discuss the place of work and business in God's kingdom agenda to spread the gospel. Here's an excerpt from a paper presented at the conference that explores the calling to business....

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...

December 22nd, 2016

Why God Loves Business

God could have placed Adam and Eve in the midst of a highly developed world with roads, bridges, buildings, technology, and everything needed for modern life as we know it. Instead, He put us to work as stewards, developers, and co-creators with Himself.

August 28th, 2015

The Accidental Executive: Lessons on Business, Faith and Calling from the Life of Joseph

Albert M. Erisman, Hendrickson Publishers, 2015 Mention the biblical patriarch Joseph and most people will think of his dreams, his multi-colored coat, and his band of jealous brothers who tried to kill him. Yet Joseph was an astute businessman and prudent leader in who saved the...

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April 30th, 2015

The Social Responsibility of Business

What is a company’s corporate social responsibility? Businesses enhance the common good in a number of ways: providing good employment, producing needed goods and services, and creating wealth. “Their potential to do this is so great, in fact, that the prosperity of a modern society can be...

October 15th, 2013

The Heart of Business: Solomon's Wisdom for Success in Any Economy

Become an excellent employer while running an effective business. The Heart of Business by Raymond H. Harris, focuses on the business wisdom found in Proverbs that is vital to personal and professional success. Written specifically to young executives, this study is divided into four easy-...

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August 29th, 2013

5 Things Craigslist Teaches Us about the Beauty of Trade

Daily tools like pencils and smartphones don’t just appear out of thin air. Bottom-up trading tools like Craigslist serve a bigger purpose than ridding our attics of stinky old mattresses. There’s something special about hum-drum personal exchange that reacquaints our economic imaginations...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job, Economics
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July 24th, 2013

Ethix | Business Technology, Ethics

Ethix is a publication of the Center for Integrity in Business in the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University, featuring in-depth Conversations with notable leaders.  The editors believe ethics is about more than not doing wrong or protection from mistakes; ethics is...

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July 20th, 2013

Memo to Tinseltown

What do Iron Man 3 and The Lone Ranger—two of this summer’s blockbusters—teach us about business? Both highlight Hollywood’s favorite stereotypes: evil capitalists. In a blog at Acton, Jonathon Witt corrects this persistent, one-sided, and misleading perspective and...

Channel(s): Culture and Worldview