Monday, February 11, 2008

what does God think of work and entrepreneurship?

Scripture gives us a strong indication. Genesis 2 is most famous for its description of marriage. But what preceded that? Work. We learn that work without relationship is not fulfilling, but that our Kingdom work precedes even marriage. In Genesis 1, we’re told that we’re made in the image of a Creator God—and thus, we are built to work, to create, to be “entrepreneurial”, and so on.

Unfortunately, society and some within the Church are neutral or even hostile toward those who are productive, those who operate businesses, and those who take risks within the economy.

On Saturday February 23rd at 8:15 AM, following the Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study at Southeast Christian Church, I’m going to host a showing of the Acton Institute’s movie “The Call of the Entrepreneur” in the Fireside Room—a movie about a farmer, a banker, and a Chinese businessman. After the 58-minute movie, we’ll have a panel discussion about work, wealth, and entrepreneurship within a Christian worldview—with Doug Cobb, Bill Heinz, and me.

The movie has a light Christian touch—and so it’s ideal for people who might have mild to significant allergies toward the Church. We hope to see you there—and hope that you know people who would benefit from the movie and our discussion.

You can view the movie’s trailer at:


At February 11, 2008 at 9:07 PM , Blogger Bryce Raley said...

Looking very forward to this.

I've only missed 3 or 4 weeks of the Saturday morning bible study and my fahter in law told me I missed the intro to this movie last week.

This is perfect timing for me. God has been drawing me back to a reliance on him and giving me an enthusiasm to sustain the new business I've started these last 6months. My family thinks I'm crazy, but of course many of them are busy watching ESPN.


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