How Jesus turned the world upside down

    The problem with the world is not its diversity – social, ethnic, or otherwise. I am white, he is black; I belong to society’s elite, he is a poor farmer; I speak Yoruba, she is Fulani. No. The problem arises when love and service are left out and the elements of power and…

To invest or not to invest

    One of my connections on LinkedIn raised a suggestion that rather than converting a disused factory into a worship centre, it would be more ‘strategic’ for the Gospel and helpful to people for Christian entrepreneurs to acquire the production facility, commit resources to it and keep it afloat. Below is a dissenting opinion…

The Purpose of Business

What is the purpose of Business? In a conference presentation Jeff Van Duzer, former Dean of the Seattle Pacific University (SPU) School of Business and Economics,  identified a twofold purpose for business. He described it as God’s Mission Statement for Business in general. Business exists to create opportunities for individuals to express aspect of their…

Book Review: Mastering Monday by John Beckett

Ken Blanchard writes in the Foreword: We live in a world of either-or dichotomies, and faith and work can seem like polar opposites. But the ‘sacred’ and the ‘secular’ need not be opponents. Instead, each can shed light on the other… Reading Mastering Monday has brought me real joy. It explains in simple and profound…

The Christian Worldview of Business

Christ is king of all creation.  He rules over the universe as Mediator. As the great  Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper declared in his inaugural lecture, “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!’ “. As his followers…

Book Review: Business for the Glory of God

                    Is business a necessary evil? Contemporary spirituality tends to think ‘yes’. But this little book* by Wayne Grudem argues otherwise. And he does so from Scripture. According to the author, business is a calling that not only caters to man’s good, but also brings glory…

TGIM

Thank God it’s Monday! Time to follow your dreams and pursue your calling. Time to rejoice in the beauty of the world and the goodness of the created order. Time to solve problems for others and reap rewards in the process. Time to add value to your neighbour and help build God’s kingdom. Welcome to…

The Essence of Business

I saw a man yesterday morning making concrete blocks. He was mixing sand, cement and water, and pouring the mixture into a mould. Then he would turn the mould upside down, lift it up, and out came the block. It would be left to dry out in the sun with all the others that were…