Articles

April 8th, 2015

The Moral Value of Profit

What is the place of profit for Christians in business? People who doubt the moral value of profit need to take a hard look at the Bible. From the beginning, it's clear that God Himself wanted a return on His investment in creation. But He also intended people to engage in profit-making...

Channel(s): Economics
August 1st, 2014

Making Money: Get What You’re Worth Without Guilt

The prospective client asked, “How much do you charge?” I could answer this; I’d practiced and prayed about it. Though my heart beat wildly and my hands felt clammy, I opened my mouth to give a confident response. Suddenly, I blurted out a number so low it surprised even me—in an...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job, Economics
February 28th, 2014

Research That Can Help You Reach Your Goals

Two editors at Harvard Business Review compiled 22 HBR articles based on current research they believe will help us reach our goals in 2014. Here are some of their postings: “Successful people do nine things differently than everyone else.” “The rest of us hold ourselves back in five major...

via Bill Peel
January 27th, 2014

If I Had a Billion Dollars

Ten years ago The Externally Focused Church by Rick Rusaw and Eric Swanson awakened Christians to the fact that most communities wouldn’t notice if local churches disappeared.  The book played a huge role in rebirthing gospel-motivated social consciousness among evangelicals. ...

via Bill Peel
October 23rd, 2012

Is Investment Banking God’s Work?

When it comes how most people view the multi-trillion dollar banking industry, words like loathe, cynicism, and distrust come to mind. A writer a Rolling Stone magazine, for example, described Goldman Sachs as “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly...

via Cardus
October 9th, 2012

It Is No Shame to Work for Money

Is there such thing as a Christian perspective of compensation?  What constitutes fair pay, and how should it be determined?  John Terrill, from Seattle Pacific's Center for Integrity in Business, offers practical guidelines, for both employers and employees, on this complex and personal...

via BeliefNet
September 6th, 2012

Vote With Your Money

By: Andreas Widmer "We vote with our money just as we vote with our ballots... And I’d venture to predict that many of us nullify our civic ballot with our money vote." Read more about how you can vote with your money as a Christian. How do you vote with your money?

December 2nd, 2011

Gratitude as a Business Strategy

In an excellent blog in Fast Company, Howie Jacobson suggests that most of us suffer from what he calls GDD: Gratitude Deficit Disorder--and it's hurting business. He writes, “Almost everyone I know, from pastors to parents, from cashiers to carpet cleaners, from architects to...

September 29th, 2011

Trading: Increasing God's Currency or Yours?

A panel of three traders discusses the particular challenges of living out their Christian walk in the trading world and a Christian perspective on working in Finance. Listen here.