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Business in the Kingdom

Business in the Kingdom

Every part of life is, or at least should be, in the Kingdom of God. As the great theologian Abraham Kuyper once said, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, ‘Mine!’” Business, finance and economics are every bit as much part of the Kingdom as churches and ministries. And Jerry Bowyer believes that, in our day, the marketplace will be key to revival, reformation and renewal. Hear him discuss these essential issues on “Business in the Kingdom.”

Episodes

  • Having the Economics Conversation at Church and the Rise of 'Christian' Socialism Having the Economics Conversation at Church and the Rise of 'Christian' Socialism Play in Edifi Player

    Having the Economics Conversation at Church and the Rise of 'Christian' Socialism

    Dr. Peter Jacobsen teaches economics at the Gwartney Institute (Gwartney Institute | Angell Snyder School of Business | Ottawa University) at Ottawa University in Kansas, where he also heads up the MBA program. He is one of the hosts of the Faith and Economics podcast. On this episode of Business in the Kingdom he talks about the different conversations that he, as an economist, has with friends at church and other Christian settings: the different kinds of questions different Christians ask …

  • David Bahnsen on Economics, for People Who Are Afraid of Economics David Bahnsen on Economics, for People Who Are Afraid of Economics Play in Edifi Player

    David Bahnsen on Economics, for People Who Are Afraid of Economics

    David Bahnsen is one of the most successful financial advisors in America and a seasoned portfolio manager as well. But that doesn’t stop him from being able to speak in plain, easy to understand English for people who are new to economics and markets, which is exactly what he does in his new book, There’s No Free Lunch (There's No Free Lunch (nofreeluncheconomics.com)) and in this edition of Business in the Kingdom. This is economics for people who think they’re afraid of economics.

  • One of the World's Leading Biblical Greek Scholars Speaks About Faith and Work One of the World's Leading Biblical Greek Scholars Speaks About Faith and Work Play in Edifi Player

    One of the World's Leading Biblical Greek Scholars Speaks About Faith and Work

    Dr. Robert Plummer is the New Testament Chair at Southern Seminary and founder of the hugely popular Daily Dose of Greek ( _www.dailydoseofgreek.com_) which is devoted to teaching ordinary people Biblical Greek. He is also the author of a number of books about linguistics, the Bible, and theology, and in his (no doubt sparse) free time he studies economics and finance and in that capacity directs _The Faith and Work Project_, also at Southern. Dr. Plummer joins us this week to talk about the …

  • Why Christian Entrepreneurs Are a Big Part of the Solution to Our Cultural Ills Why Christian Entrepreneurs Are a Big Part of the Solution to Our Cultural Ills Play in Edifi Player

    Why Christian Entrepreneurs Are a Big Part of the Solution to Our Cultural Ills

    Aaron Groen is a financial advisor with Ronald Blue Trust, and an organizer of the Business on Purpose conference. Aaron talks about Christian entrepreneurs as a key part of the solution to our culture's ills; the unintended messages that Christians send and receive about business as a true and valid calling under God; and the personal as well as long-term business advantages of Christian character.

  • Solomon on Social Media and Binge-Watching Solomon on Social Media and Binge-Watching Play in Edifi Player

    Solomon on Social Media and Binge-Watching

    Pastor Mark Horne returns to discuss his commentary on Proverbs ( _https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086YV99NR/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8 &btkr;=1_), and to apply the wisdom of Solomon to social media, binge-watching and other temptations that come from abundance. He also discusses the controversy over a recent article of his for The Christian Post _What Scripture Says About Desiring Wealth | Analysis News (christianpost.com)_ where he argues that it is not improper for Christians to …

  • Solomon Is Better Than Jordan Peterson: Why Proverbs Is the Book Young Men Need Solomon Is Better Than Jordan Peterson: Why Proverbs Is the Book Young Men Need Play in Edifi Player

    Solomon Is Better Than Jordan Peterson: Why Proverbs Is the Book Young Men Need

    Pastor Mark Horne is the author of numerous books, most recently, Solomon Says: Directives for Young Men ( _https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086YV99NR/ref=dp- kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8 &btkr;=1_). Pastor Horne also writes regularly for The Christian Post Business section ( _https://www.christianpost.com/by /mark-horne_). In this episode, Pastor Horne talks about how the rise of Jordan Peterson as an influence on young men shows a need, but how Solomon wrote a book of the Bible which is …

  • Was Jesus Well-Educated? Yes! Was Jesus Well-Educated? Yes! Play in Edifi Player

    Was Jesus Well-Educated? Yes!

    As we finish our on-going series about the tremendous explosion of new archeological insight into the world of the New Testament with Professor David Fiensy, we talk about how the life of Galilee was characterized both by contact with gentiles through trade and a concern about ritual impurity as indicated by the proliferation of stone water jars (as described in the Wedding at Cana), and also the avoidance of pagan coinage. We also look at the question of education, how rare it was and how …

  • The Galilee of Jesus Was Entrepreneurial, and Here's Why That Matters The Galilee of Jesus Was Entrepreneurial, and Here's Why That Matters Play in Edifi Player

    The Galilee of Jesus Was Entrepreneurial, and Here's Why That Matters

    Up until recently we knew almost nothing about the economy of Galilee during Jesus' time living there. Many academics believed and taught that Jesus and his followers were quite poor, as was the region, and that Jesus was leading a partly class-based revolt. Since then we've learned a lot about the region, as a more growing, entrepreneurial. and even industrial economy. Here we continue our conversation with archeologist David Fiensy about the economy and culture in which Jesus walked. …

  • Jesus Went Through a Pandemic, Too Jesus Went Through a Pandemic, Too Play in Edifi Player

    Jesus Went Through a Pandemic, Too

    This interview is part of an on-going series with Professor David Fiensy, one of the world's leading experts on the archeology of Galilee with a focus on the New Testament era. Today we will discuss the pandemic which Jesus dealt with, the recurring epidemic of Malaria which sheds new light on the account of the fever of Peter's Mother-in-Law as well as other accounts. The relevance of this newly uncovered knowledge to our own time should be obvious. Professor Fiensy is the author of The …

  • What Biblical Archaeology Tells Us About 'Ordinary People' — As Opposed to 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' What Biblical Archaeology Tells Us About 'Ordinary People' — As Opposed to 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' Play in Edifi Player

    What Biblical Archaeology Tells Us About 'Ordinary People' — As Opposed to 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'

    If Christians truly believe in the doctrine of the incarnation, that God the Son became fully human, then we must take seriously the human context of that human life. God didn’t just take on a human body, he took on a human mind and a human culture including politics, economics, rituals and medical matters. Learning more about these details helps us to understand the details in the Gospel accounts that we're used to skimming over. This interview is part of an ongoing series with Professor …

  • Diving In: Real World Examples of Businesses Honoring God Diving In: Real World Examples of Businesses Honoring God Play in Edifi Player

    Diving In: Real World Examples of Businesses Honoring God

    A healthcare CEO who didn’t sue a company over a contract violation, and got to talk about Jesus and forgiveness; a motorcycle company that decided not to use pin-up type pictures for ads; a company which didn’t lay-off during Covid; and other stories of ways in which companies gave up profit to witness to God. Also examples where doing the right thing over time created more profit. Mike Sharrow, CEO of C12, is Jerry's guest.

  • How Churches Misunderstand Business: Head of Christian CEO/Entrepreneur Group C12 Explains How Churches Misunderstand Business: Head of Christian CEO/Entrepreneur Group C12 Explains Play in Edifi Player

    How Churches Misunderstand Business: Head of Christian CEO/Entrepreneur Group C12 Explains

    Mike Sharrow is the president and CEO of C12 which serves a network of about 3,000 Christian CEOs, executives and entrepreneurs. On this episode of Business in the Kingdom, Mike talks to Jerry about the importance of working in the marketplace as a tool for advancing the Kingdom of God, and how too often the Church has unconsciously sent the message that business is a lower form of service to God than church or non-profit ministry work.

  • Leader of Christian CEO Group Looks at the State of the Culture, Good vs. Evil, Cancellation & More Leader of Christian CEO Group Looks at the State of the Culture, Good vs. Evil, Cancellation & More Play in Edifi Player

    Leader of Christian CEO Group Looks at the State of the Culture, Good vs. Evil, Cancellation & More

    Is the marketplace the current front in the war between good and evil in our culture? Billy Graham said the next great revival would come in the marketplace. Was he right? Are Christians really as "canceled" as we think. How to promote love and truth in ways that no one would want to ban? Greg Leith, CEO of Convene, continues his conversation with Jerry.

  • Greg Leith on a Bad Theology of Work and a Good Theology of Work Greg Leith on a Bad Theology of Work and a Good Theology of Work Play in Edifi Player

    Greg Leith on a Bad Theology of Work and a Good Theology of Work

    Greg Leith is the CEO of Convene, which is a group of 500 men and women who are business CEOs or entrepreneurs. He talks about his own early misunderstanding about business as being a way, in and of itself, to glorify God, instead of just being an ATM for churches and ministries. He gives some powerful examples of how Christians who lead businesses are right now transforming communities through love and service.