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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

  • 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.

  • Christians Reforming Corporate America: A How-to-Guide Christians Reforming Corporate America: A How-to-Guide Play in Edifi Player

    Christians Reforming Corporate America: A How-to-Guide

    Christian investors have a great deal of authority that we don’t know we have. Scott Shepherd of The Free Enterprise Project, who is very actively engaging with corporate America gives step-by-step instructions on how you can do the same.

  • As Big Companies Take Anti-Biblical Stances, Here's How to Be Salt & Light As Big Companies Take Anti-Biblical Stances, Here's How to Be Salt & Light Play in Edifi Player

    As Big Companies Take Anti-Biblical Stances, Here's How to Be Salt & Light

    Christians are increasingly alarmed about big companies taking stances which conflict with a Biblical world-view. In this episode, Scott Shepherd of The Free Enterprise Project, an expert who engages frequently with companies, gives advice on how to move from alarm, complaint and boycott to engagement, persuasion and influence. Subscribe to "Business in the Kingdom" on Edifi and your favorite podcast platform.

  • How Christian Leaders Can — and Why We Should — Pursue Excellence in Public Speaking How Christian Leaders Can — and Why We Should — Pursue Excellence in Public Speaking Play in Edifi Player

    How Christian Leaders Can — and Why We Should — Pursue Excellence in Public Speaking

    Dr. Rick Goosen is one of the world’s leading experts on public speaking, both as a speaker himself and also as the host of the world’s leading conferences for Christian entrepreneurs. His new book, "Public Speaking Laws of Success," shows how to go from mediocrity to excellence in public communication, including in the new COVID world of webinars and streaming.

  • How to Not Fail as a Public Speaker How to Not Fail as a Public Speaker Play in Edifi Player

    How to Not Fail as a Public Speaker

    Dr. Rick Goosen is one of the world’s leading experts on public speaking, both as a speaker himself and also as the host of the world’s leading conferences for Christian entrepreneurs. His new book, Public Speaking Laws of Success, shows leaders how they can put themselves in the 90th percentile of public speaking ability by paying attention to a few simple principles. Welcome to Business in the Kingdom! Episode one.