Christians in Business

The Best Example of a Christian Employer # 3

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
This Insight is the third in a series on being a Christian Employer.  Remember, we have said that there is no such thing as a 'Christian' business - only Christians IN business.  Christian business owners - employers - have a vital role to play, both with their Christian employees, but even more so with their non-Christian employees.  Business o...Read more

The Best Example of a Christian Employer # 2

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
  He was transparent before them Jesus was transparent because he had nothing to hide.  The bible tells us that he was without sin.  He had no secret agendas; he didn’t lie to anyone (though clearly, his parables confused many!), nor did he try to defend himself or blame anyone else.  From the moment his ministry...Read more

The Best Example of a Christian Employer. – # 1

Monday, March 15th, 2010
 THE BEST EXAMPLE OF A CHRISTIAN EMPLOYER Jesus is without doubt the best example of a Christian employer! Well, you may say that Jesus wasn’t involved in business – and technically, I suppose that was the case.   However, he was most certainly involved in relationships, and remember, business is actually all about peop...Read more

The Christian Employer – # 1

Thursday, March 4th, 2010
 WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TELL US? Well, the bible tells us very little – directly – about how to be a good employer of people.  There are very few clear specifics – how-to’s – anywhere in scripture.  There are exceptions of course, and I will highlight these further on in this Insight, but generally speakin...Read more

Christians in Business – Part 3 – Is the Work Ethic relevant today?

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
 Dr Ron Jensen (author of “Make a Life, Not Just a Living) made this statement:  This work ethic, which was deeply rooted in the Protestant reformation, was the very core of what made America great in its early years. But in the mid-nineteenth century this ethic began to erode. As Sherwood Wirt says, “The calling lost its ver...Read more

Christians in Business. – Part 2 – What is Work?

Friday, February 5th, 2010
REVIEW SO FAR In the first part of this series on "The Christian in Business", I raised the issue that so many of us are confronted with from time to time - the pressure to conform to the ways of the business world - and often at the expense of personal integrity. Warren Wiersbe observes: "A person with integrity is not divided (th...Read more

Christians in Business – Part 1 – Overview

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
If you're a Christian in business, you will have been confronted, at some stage, with a number of ‘commercial' (and moral) issues which may well have challenged your faith, your integrity, and your relationships - and left you feeling like you let God down! And these issues will span all commercial transactions - and commercial relationships...Read more

Don’t Do Debt!

Friday, December 11th, 2009
It is easy for me to say, "Don't do debt!" but not always easy to put it into practice! However, I'm just as aware that if we begin to follow a set of legalistic rules in this regard, we are in danger of living by fear rather than by faith. If you'll let me, I would like to be a father to you in this matter. I hope that as we progress th...Read more