A successful serial entrepreneur, Scott Friesen points out that every job created in Africa represents the potential for not only one life to change – but for a whole family to break the cycle of poverty.
In his second article on worldviews, J-D explains how the quantum worldview is having a profound effect on how people understand the universe, and is impacting every aspect of life. He stresses the importance of cultivating a biblical worldview and being vigilant against the subtle lies and confusion that the changing quantum worldview can bring, and gives tips on how to capitalise on the changing paradigms of leadership and management.
Philip shares how a community of entrepreneurs and investors have found a way to blend faith with work that produces fruit. Together they are positively impacting Africa by solving pressing problems in their local communities.
Convinced that investing in women entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the most effective ways to alleviate poverty, Allie quit her job in San Francisco and moved to Nairobi. Four years' later, she has seen the lives of countless families changed through business coaching and access to capital.
Themba Mashaba, the Managing Director of StartupAFRICA magazine and founder of Little Big Ideas, shares insights on how businesses can promote justice by understanding their values, committing to positive change in society, and creating equal opportunities for all. He talks about his mission to empower young entrepreneurs and executives through business education and Holy Spirit-driven decision-making.
Drawing on experiences of working with subsistence farmers in Zimbabwe, Brendan Smith shares some of his lessons learned in how to build a productive workforce and a better functioning society. He reflects on the debilitating effects of fear and long-term anxiety on a nation, and offers advice for cultivating a culture of hope in present-day South Africa.
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.
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