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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

  • Why Christians Should Care About the Ideological Capture of Corporate Boardrooms Why Christians Should Care About the Ideological Capture of Corporate Boardrooms Play in Edifi Player

    Why Christians Should Care About the Ideological Capture of Corporate Boardrooms

    “It’s your money, and it’s being used against your values.” On the latest Business in the Kingdom, Andrew Olivastro, Vice President of Outreach for the Heritage Foundation, talks to Jerry about DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion), ESG (Environmental, Social Governance), and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), and how they are killing corporate America and why Christians should be concerned about how activist groups on the left have hijacked corporate America.

  • Christian Employers Are Under Attack Christian Employers Are Under Attack Play in Edifi Player

    Christian Employers Are Under Attack

    Christian business entrepreneurs face enormous challenges. In addition to the problems all business leaders confront, such as stagflation and labor shortages, Christians in business bear the pressure of living in a culture that is increasingly anti-Christian in its moral orientation and coercive in its tactics. Mandates regarding the funding of abortion and sexual- reassignment surgery are no longer future threats, but have become present realities. How can Christians in positions of top …

  • Corporate America is Taking Sides in a Culture War, but These Public Officials are Standing Up to Them Corporate America is Taking Sides in a Culture War, but These Public Officials are Standing Up to Them Play in Edifi Player

    Corporate America is Taking Sides in a Culture War, but These Public Officials are Standing Up to Them

    Derek Kreifels from the State Financial Officers Foundation explains why Christians should be concerned about how ESG and other current financial trends are being used by activists to push companies to join the culture war instead of focusing on their day jobs. Kreifels shares stories about unsung public officials in flyover country who are refusing to give in to gigantic financial institutions’ political bullying. Link to State Financial Officers Foundation

  • 'Come Now, Ye Rich, Weep and Howl'; Understanding James in Proper Context 'Come Now, Ye Rich, Weep and Howl'; Understanding James in Proper Context Play in Edifi Player

    'Come Now, Ye Rich, Weep and Howl'; Understanding James in Proper Context

    Jeff Meyers, author of Wisdom for Dissidents, an extensive new commentary of the Epistle of James, discusses James's denunciations of the rich in their historical and political context. Instead of being universal condemnations of wealth for all times and places, James wrote his letter at a time when a particular power faction in Jerusalem was using its wealth and power in an attempt to destroy the Jesus movement. **Get Wisdom for Dissidents: The Epistle of James Through New Eyes on Amazon** …

  • New Survey Finds Corporations Failing to Protect Religious and Viewpoint Freedom New Survey Finds Corporations Failing to Protect Religious and Viewpoint Freedom Play in Edifi Player

    New Survey Finds Corporations Failing to Protect Religious and Viewpoint Freedom

    The Alliance Defending Freedom (Alliance Defending Freedom - Protecting Religious Freedom (adflegal.org)), the leading First Amendment legal protection organization in America, has released a new index that grades corporations on how well they protect religious and viewpoint diversity for their customers, their suppliers, their employees, and the nation (Viewpoint Diversity Score). The average grade is a 12 out of a possible 100. Corporations are failing, miserably. The ADF point-man on …

  • A Christian Strategy to Influence Corporations for Good A Christian Strategy to Influence Corporations for Good Play in Edifi Player

    A Christian Strategy to Influence Corporations for Good

    In the past when companies have taken anti-Christian positions, Christians invested in them have either ignored the problem or tried to screen the sin out of their portfolios. Strive Asset Management's Justin Danhof argues for a third approach: one in which Christians use their voices and their votes as shareholders to steer companies in the right direction.

  • 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. …