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8 Business Failures: What we Learned

by Larry Sharp ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ (George Santayana-1905). In a 1948 speech to the House of Commons, Winston Churchill changed the quote slightly when he said (paraphrased), ‘Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.’ I was recently cleaning up some physical files, […]

The Cultural Mandate and the Great Commission: The Power of Integration

by Will Sorrell Conference centers fill and coffee carafes empty at countless Christian conferences each year. Recently, faith and work1 as well as business as mission (BAM)2 have been popular themes. They are similar in scope, seeking Gospel renewal and redemption in and through the vehicle of work. Nevertheless, these interrelated fields do not intersect […]

Wealth Creation and the Stewardship of Creation

Intentional Stewardship Along with the spiritual, financial, and social bottom line, the environmental bottom line is an integral measure of a God-centered successful business. The subject of this series is wealth creation for holistic transformation. The work of wealth creators includes sharing the Good News of salvation through Jesus, improving the financial wellbeing of society […]

What If? Business Solutions to Environmental Problems

by Mark Polet In the conversation around environmental impact for social enterprises, impact businesses, and indeed, BAM companies, there are two strands that integrate and weave around one another – like strands of DNA. The first strand, addressed in my previous post, is that every impact business should be an environmental company, complying with the ethic […]

Who Cares About Creation Care?

by Mats Tunehag We know we are to be good stewards of creation. Those are God’s instructions to humans in Genesis 1 & 2 – especially Gen.1:28, often known as the ‘creation mandate’ (also ‘cultural mandate). In the Business as Mission (BAM) movement we typically talk about the quadruple bottom line of social, spiritual, environmental […]