Darren Shearer - Theology of Business

Theology of Business helps marketplace Christians to partner with God in business to help you make disciples of your co-workers, your company, and your industry. If you want to learn more about how to do business for the glory of God, this show is for you. | Christian business | Entrepreneurship | Marketing | Nonprofit | Church | Author | Startups | Marketplace | Ministry | Business as Mission | Faith and Work | Faith | Success | Leadership | www.TheologyofBusiness.com
  1. Questions explored in this episode:

    • Why companies market culture … not merely products and services
    • Why the marketplace is a great place for Christians
    • How companies can set Christ-centered industry standards in every aspect of the business
    • How to use the Christ-Centered Company Assessment tool to evaluate how closely your company’s culture and operations are aligned with biblical principles

    Theology of Business is the show that helps marketplace Christians to partner with God in business to make disciples of companies, industries, and communities. If you want to learn more about how to do business for the glory of God and shape culture through discipling the business world, this show is for you. | Entrepreneurship | Marketing | Nonprofit | Church | Author | Startups | Marketplace | Ministry | Business as Mission | Faith and Work | Faith | Success | Leadership | www.TheologyofBusiness.com

  2. On this episode, we’re joined by Jerry Bowyer (Boier).

    Jerry is the Chief Economist of Vident Financial, Editor of Townhall Finance, and President of Bowyer Research. He is also Resident Economist with Kingdom Advisors, and serves on the Editorial Board of Salem Communications.

    He has been Forbes.com columnist and a frequent commentator on Fox Business News, Fox News, and CNBC. He has been a contributing editor of National Review Online, The New York Sun and Townhall Magazine, and he has written for the Wall Street Journal and for numerous other publications.

    He’s the author of the new book, The Maker Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics.

    https://affluentinvestor.com/

    Questions explored in this episode:

    • Was Jesus rich or poor?
    • How did being an artisan from Galilee influence Jesus’ teachings on money-related issues?
    • Why did Jesus primarily confront religious leaders regarding money issues rather than the average small business owner?
    • Why did Jesus clear moneychangers and merchants out of the temple? Why did He target the dove merchants specifically?

    Theology of Business is the show that helps marketplace Christians to partner with God in business to make disciples of companies, industries, and communities. If you want to learn more about how to do business for the glory of God and shape culture through discipling the business world, this show is for you. | Entrepreneurship | Marketing | Nonprofit | Church | Author | Startups | Marketplace | Ministry | Business as Mission | Faith and Work | Faith | Success | Leadership | www.TheologyofBusiness.com

  3. Drawing on 25+ years of CEO experience of major corporations, Joel wrote Love Works, in which he introduces us to the power of agape love in the workplace. Love Works has sold over 100,000 copies, and a new expanded version was released in March 2020.

    Previously, Joel was Chief Executive Officer of SeaWorld and served as CEO of Herschend Enterprises, an entertainment company with brands such as the Harlem Globetrotters and Dollywood. Additionally, Joel spent 20 years in general management in the auto industry.

    After he went undercover on the hit TV show Undercover Boss, his episode was the second-most popular program on all of US television during the week it aired … second only to American Idol.  

    https://joelmanby.com/   

    Questions explored in this episode:

    • How to lead based on the principles of action-oriented love in 1 Cor. 13:4-7
    • Which of the leadership principles in 1 Cor. 13:4-7 are the most difficult for business managers and leaders?
    • Why is it hard for business leaders to talk about “love” in the workplace?
    • How effective is the “leading with love” approach?
    • What was it like transitioning from being the CEO of the largest family-owned amusement park company, which has a long-standing culture that promotes Christian values, to being the CEO of large publicly traded company that was in the midst of a public relations crisis?

    Theology of Business is the show that helps marketplace Christians to partner with God in business to make disciples of companies, industries, and communities. If you want to learn more about how to do business for the glory of God and shape culture through discipling the business world, this show is for you. | Entrepreneurship | Marketing | Nonprofit | Church | Author | Startups | Marketplace | Ministry | Business as Mission | Faith and Work | Faith | Success | Leadership | www.TheologyofBusiness.com

  4. On this episode, Jeff Haanen and Darren discuss a biblical framework for understanding God’s perspective on human value-making and monetary compensation.

    Jeff Haanen is the CEO and founder of Denver Institute for Faith & Work, an educational nonprofit dedicated to forming men and women to serve God, neighbor, and society through their daily work. He's also the founder of the 5280 Fellowship, a program for emerging leaders in Colorado, and Scatter.org, a free learning platform on faith, work, and culture. He writes for various publications, such as Christianity Today, on topics ranging from business to retirement to the American working class. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and four daughters.

    https://denverinstitute.org/business-for-the-common-good-2020/

    https://5280fellows.com/

    Questions explored in this episode:

    • Does all work have equal value in God’s eyes?
    • Should we view some work as more “valuable” than others?
    • Biblically speaking, when should we pay some people more than others for their work?

    Theology of Business is the show that helps marketplace Christians to partner with God in business to make disciples of companies, industries, and communities. If you want to learn more about how to do business for the glory of God and shape culture through discipling the business world, this show is for you. | Entrepreneurship | Marketing | Nonprofit | Church | Author | Startups | Marketplace | Ministry | Business as Mission | Faith and Work | Faith | Success | Leadership | www.TheologyofBusiness.com

  5. On this episode, Mike Sharrow shares how Christian business owners are responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, including positive stories of what God is doing through His people in the marketplace.

    Mike is the President and CEO of C12 Group, the nation’s largest network of Christian CEOs, business owners, and executives. Before joining C12, Mike owned a healthcare strategy consulting group and served as an executive pastor for a church in Texas.

    I don’t know of anyone who has a better sense of how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Christian-led companies than Mike, so I want to make sure our Theology of Business Podcast listeners get to hear this.

    I’d also recommend going to https://www.c12group.com/blog/ to watch to Mike’s weekly COVID-19 executive briefings being shared by C12.

    (Note: This important episode recently aired on our sister podcast, Houston Baptist University’s Christianity in Business Podcast. Click here to subscribe:  www.ChristianityinBusiness.com/podcast)  

    I hope you’ll find this interview encouraging as you hear some of the positive stories coming out of this global crisis.

    Questions explored in this episode:

    • How are Christian-led companies being impacted by COVID-19?
    • What are some of the positive stories emerging from this crisis?
    • How should Christian business leaders respond to this crisis?
    • How are things going to be different for companies and what opportunities will emerge as a result of COVID-19?

    Theology of Business is the show that helps marketplace Christians to partner with God in business to make disciples of companies, industries, and communities. If you want to learn more about how to do business for the glory of God and shape culture through discipling the business world, this show is for you. | Entrepreneurship | Marketing | Nonprofit | Church | Author | Startups | Marketplace | Ministry | Business as Mission | Faith and Work | Faith | Success | Leadership | www.TheologyofBusiness.com

  6. On this episode, we’re joined by Steve Robinson.

    Steve was the Chief Marketing Officer of Chick-fil-A from 1981 – 2015. Think about how Chickfila has grown during that time. Chickfila makes more money per restaurant than McDonald's, Starbucks and Subway combined.

    “Eat mor chikin”, cows, setting up free-standing stores outside of shopping malls, breakfast, fresh cut flowers on the tables, all the sauces, all the new menu items, Chickfila Peach Bowl, the fastest drive thrus on the planet… 

    In his book, Covert Cows: How faith, Cows and Chicken Built an Iconic Brand, Steve details how he and the Chick-fil-A leadership team intentionally curated by Truett Cathy kept their Christian faith at the core of the business, staying true to Proverbs 22:1: “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches; loving favor rather than silver and gold.”

    Theology of Business is the show that helps marketplace Christians to partner with God in business to make disciples of companies, industries, and communities. If you want to learn more about how to do business for the glory of God and shape culture through discipling the business world, this show is for you. | Entrepreneurship | Marketing | Nonprofit | Church | Author | Startups | Marketplace | Ministry | Business as Mission | Faith and Work | Faith | Success | Leadership | www.TheologyofBusiness.com

  7. On this episode, we’re joined by my good friend and former divinity school professor, Dr. Antipas Harris. He was my pulpit ministry professor at Regent University.

    Antipas L. Harris is now the President and Dean of Jakes Divinity School and serves on the pastoral staff at the Potter’s House in Dallas, TX. Before Bishop TD Jakes appointed him to this role, Harris was the founding dean of the Urban Renewal Center in Norfolk, VA.

    He’s the author of several books that I’ve had the privilege of publishing, including Unstoppable Success, Monday Morning Inspiration, and The Gifted Worshipper. His latest book is Is Christianity the White Man’s Religion?: How the Bible Is Good News for People of Color.  

    He is a public theologian and thinks deeply about the inequalities in our society through a Biblical lens.

    www.AntipasHarris.com

    www.JakesDivinity.com

    Theology of Business is the show that helps marketplace Christians to partner with God in business to make disciples of companies, industries, and communities. If you want to learn more about how to do business for the glory of God and shape culture through discipling the business world, this show is for you. | Entrepreneurship | Marketing | Nonprofit | Church | Author | Startups | Marketplace | Ministry | Business as Mission | Faith and Work | Faith | Success | Leadership | www.TheologyofBusiness.com

  8. Theology of Business is the show that helps marketplace Christians to partner with God in business to make disciples of companies, industries, and communities. If you want to learn more about how to do business for the glory of God and shape culture through discipling the business world, this show is for you. | Entrepreneurship | Marketing | Nonprofit | Church | Author | Startups | Marketplace | Ministry | Business as Mission | Faith and Work | Faith | Success | Leadership | www.TheologyofBusiness.com  

  9. On this episode, we’re joined by Keith Hertling.

    Keith is the vice president of leadership, coaching, and culture for Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems. He has worked for the sandwich chain for fifteen years.

    He began coaching Special Olympians in college and has been teaching and coaching ever since. At age fifteen, he co-founded Popeye's Gym, a haven for athletes, police, firefighters, and lifeguards, and was a leader in the fitness industry for more than twenty years. He also spent time as a high school and college football coach, certified personal trainer, and life coach. 

    He’s the author of Life Lessons on Leadership, Coaching and Culture.

    www.KeithHertling.com

    Christianity in Business is the show that helps Christian business leaders to integrate biblical values into business. | Entrepreneurship | Marketing | Nonprofit | Church | Author | Startups | Marketplace | Ministry | Business as Mission | Faith and Work | Faith | Success | Leadership | www.ChristianityInBusiness.com

  10. On this episode, we’re joined by Mike Baer.

    Mike is a recognized leader in the global Business as Mission movement. Over the years, Mike has served as a church planter and pastor; he is an entrepreneur who has launched several businesses, the founder of an international business incubator, a prolific author, an in-demand speaker.

    Currently, Mike is a senior executive at EmployBridge (the largest light industrial staffing company in the US) and founder of ThirdPath (an online Business as Mission education platform). He is the author of Business as Mission: The Power of Business in the Kingdom of God.

    https://thirdpathinitiative.com/

    www.BusinessasMission.com 

    Theology of Business is the show that helps marketplace Christians to partner with God in business to make disciples of companies, industries, and communities. If you want to learn more about how to do business for the glory of God and shape culture through discipling the business world, this show is for you. | Entrepreneurship | Marketing | Nonprofit | Church | Author | Startups | Marketplace | Ministry | Business as Mission | Faith and Work | Faith | Success | Leadership | www.TheologyofBusiness.com