This article by Dr Tongoi provides a thoughtful entry point for those embarking on 'business as mission'. He explains why 'business' and 'mission' are not mutually exclusive terms, and cautions against viewing business as an 'access vehicle' into a community. A great theological and practical overview of how business can be a blessing to the nations.
Jan-Derick explores the importance of having a biblical worldview and how it influences various aspects of life, from beliefs and values to decision-making and interactions with the world. He explores various worldviews and explains how our goals can unintentionally conflict with our faith.
In this article, Sibs Sibanda introduces the important doctrine of common grace. He explains why a misunderstanding of common grace causes Christians to have either an overly optimistic or an overly pessimistic view of the world, and highlights a few practical implications for business.
One topic in Christian theology that seems to generate more questions than answers, is that of God’s sovereignty and man’s free will. And yet it cannot be ignored, because it directly impacts the way we approach life, including work. In this article, Sibs Sibanda deftly explores the tension between being subject to the actions of others, and being masters of our own destiny.
Although biblical faith is based on divine revelation, it also meets the demands of intellectual inquiry. Sibs Sibanda interrogates the false contradiction between faith and reason, which delegitimises the Christian perspective in public discourse and business philosophy. Essential reading for those who want to overcome the sacred-secular divide, and align their (whole) lives with God's model of reality.
Too many of us set our hope on temporal things, and we indiscriminately embrace the same philosophies, pursue the same outcomes, and define success in the same way as non-Christians. In this foundational article, Sibs Sibanda examines why and how Christian hope should influence our approach to business. Ultimately, our 'confident expectation of the age to come' is an anchor that enables, and sustains, our freedom and joy.
Work is sometimes viewed as a necessary evil, and even among those with a more biblically aligned view, it can certainly feel like that sometimes. Which is why a discussion of love for God and neighbour in the context of business may come as a bit of a surprise. In this article, Sibs Sibanda explores the relationship between love and work, and makes a strong case for why believers should view business from the perspective of love.
Martin Morrison explores what the Bible says about money and asks us to search our hearts to determine whether we serve money, or whether we use money for its intended purpose: to serve Christ our King. He shares three principles that will help us view money as we ought.
Batseba challenges those who claim Christians need not be engaged or invested in this world. She argues that Christians should live responsibly, because this does not only glorify God, but results in great personal joy.
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