Distinctively Christian Business Leadership
“The steps of good men are directed by the Lord. He delights in each step they take” (Psalm 37:23-24 NLT). “They have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me” (Psalm 129:2). I was thinking about Valley Forge this past...read more
“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone” (Romans 12:28). When we were teens, my best friend and I loved to listen to Bill Cosby’s stand-up routines and records. Cosby had not yet become a television celebrity. His bits about his...read more
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). You have heard that in life only two things are certain—death and taxes. I will not quibble about these, but here are two other certainties in life: Promises will be made, and promises...read more
“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city” (Revelation 22:1-2a NIV). In 2004 I read an article by Walt Sutton entitled “Nine Core Tasks...read more
“So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?” (Luke 16:11-12 NIV). I took my family to see a movie...read more
“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3). Anxiety has been on my mind of late. We used to have a name for someone who worried a lot—“worry-wart.” I do not know the origin of that name, but ever since I was...read more
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God is not apart from your work; and You cannot become the best the leader you can be apart from God
The weekly devotionals in What if Jesus Carried a Briefcase? provide practical advice to Christian business leaders as they seek to harmonize their principles of faith in their work and careers. Written in everyday business language, its weekly messages are practical and executable in a business setting teaching leaders how to apply godly wisdom and use spiritual discernment when choosing among alternative courses of actions. Its messages will reduce risks of making wrong decisions and lessen the anxiety associated with perceived conflicts between Christian ideals and the secular world values most businesses operate within.
What if Jesus Carried a Briefcase? uniquely bridges the gap between what Christian business leaders believe in (the Bible) and their work-related responsibilities.
May God richly bless you in your role as a Christian business leader.