The Shepherd's Guide Blog

Strong Christian Values are the Foundation of a Healthy Life and Business

July 2, 2021

I’m sure you’ve heard the story of the wise and foolish builders. If you have not, it is a parable that Jesus told, about a man who built his house on a rock, and a man who built his house on the sand. Of course, once a storm came, the house that was built on the sand collapsed. (Matthew 7:24-27) I think that this story is often overlooked, especially if you grew up in a Christian household and sang the song about it. It is a powerful analogy about all aspects of life.

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Love Your Competitor as Yourself

June 25, 2021

Scripture demands that we love our neighbors, including those who are inconvenient to us. But most people’s daily work takes place in an aggressive marketplace. Companies are under enormous pressure to beat their competitors. Can Christians love their neighbors while striving to outdo them?

Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is “yes.” But it will only happen if Christians are serious about seeing their work and the economy through the lens of God’s Word. And that means pastors and churches play an essential role in helping people think about work.

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Why Theology Matters in Business: A Quick Guide to Christian Business Theology

June 18, 2021

It wasn’t until after my theology and business schooling that I realized I had not yet done the deeper work of discovering what the Bible says about business matters. Since then, I have written two books, recorded over 110 podcast interviews, written dozens of blogposts, and produced an entire course to highlight what the Bible teaches about business.

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