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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 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

  7. 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  

  8. Mark Whitacre is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CBMC, an organization that has impacted his life greatly the past two decades. It’s one of the most prominent, pioneering organizations in the faith at work movement over the past century.

    Since December of 2006, he has been the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Science Officer at Cypress Systems, Inc.

    His undercover work with the FBI during the ADM price-fixing scandal was the inspiration for the major motion picture, "The Informant," starring Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre.

    Drawing from his unique history, Mark provides one-of-a-kind insight into corporate ethics, corporate greed, and the warning signs of a flawed corporate leadership.

    www.MarkWhitacre.com

    www.CBMC.org

    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 Mark Canada.

    Mark is the President and CEO of Marketplace & Development Enterprises, a service organization dedicated to helping mature Christ-followers, who want to use their vocational skills and experience and want to change lives, to be Christ's ambassadors in unreached communities. Prior to leading Marketplace & Development Enterprises, Mark practiced tax law and started a few businesses over the course of 25 years.

    https://buildmde.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  

  10. On this episode, we’re joined by Os Hillman … my friend and a pioneer in the modern faith-at-work movement.

    Os is the president of Marketplace Leaders, an organization whose purpose is to help men and women discover and fulfill God’s complete purposes through their work and to view their work as ministry.

    In the past, Os owned an advertising agency but is now an internationally recognized speaker on the subject of faith at work.

    He is the author of 18 books and a daily email devotional called TGIF Today God Is First which has several hundred thousand readers in 105 nations.  

    Os has been featured on CNBC, NBC, LA Times, New York Times, and many other national media as a spokesperson on faith at work. He is a regular contributor to TenTen magazine, ChristianPost.com, CharismaNews.com, and Crosswalk.com.

    Os is also president of Aslan, Inc. which provides a leading online “faith-at-work” Christian bookstore called www.TGIFbookstore.com to serve the needs of Christians in their workplace calling.

    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