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Christianity in Business

Center for Christianity in Business at Houston Baptist University

76 episodes

Oct 15, 2020

Vocational Disciple-Making (w/ Dave Buehring) 

On this episode, we’re joined by Dave Buehring.

Dave is the Founder and President of the Lionshare Leadership Group, a nonprofit organization aimed at igniting and equipping leaders to fulfill Jesus’ Great Co-Mission of making disciple makers.

He’s the author of several books, including A Discipleship Journey and the forthcoming book, The Great Opportunity: Making Disciples of Jesus in Every Vocation.

He can also be regularly heard on Lionshare’s podcast Wisdom Unlocked: The Ways of God.

https://www.lionshare.org/

Questions and lessons explored in this episode:

  • What is vocational disciple-making?
  • What are some examples of people becoming disciples of Jesus in the workplace?

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

Sep 10, 2020

How Business Professionals Are Supporting Nonprofits with Time and Talent (w/ Becky Turner) 

On this episode, we’re joined by Becky Turner.

Becky Turner is the National Managing Partner for The Barnabas Group, which provides opportunities to support Christian nonprofit organizations with their God-given expertise and skill sets.

She is also the President and Founder of KBT Consulting and serves women in life coaching and non-profits in strategic planning and development.

https://barnabasgroup.org/

Questions and lessons explored in this episode:

  • How does Barnabas Group connect business professionals with nonprofits where they can offer their skill sets?
  • What are some real-world examples of business professionals using their skills to help a nonprofit organization?
  • What level of commitment is Barnabas Group expecting these business professionals to provide to these nonprofits?
  • How does Barnabas Group exhort Christian business professionals to serve nonprofits without downplaying the potential eternal value of the work they do in the for-profit business world?

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

Aug 27, 2020

Working Through Pain Redemptively (w/ Mike Rome) 

On this episode, we’re joined by Mike Rome.  

Mike is Senior Partner and co-leads the Board, CEO, and Private Equity practices at Allen Austin, a consulting and retained search and leadership advisory firm. He helped to co-found the Center for Christianity in Business at Houston Baptist University.  

Prior to joining Allen Austin, he was CEO and Principal at Chilton Capital Management and CEO at Texan Capital. He is also a managing partner in a private-equity firm, Memorial Capital Partners.  

Mike graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree, and was a two sport letterman in Football and Baseball. He furthered his studies in Portfolio Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and in Behavioral Finance at Harvard University.  

He is also the author of the new book, Mastering Your Pain: 18 Strategies to Perform Effectively Despite Your Physical Pain. 

https://allenaustin.com/

Questions and lessons explored in this episode:

  • How do most people handle their chronic physical pain at work?  
  • How should people communicate with others about the debilitating pain they’re dealing with? 
  • How can we help our co-workers who are in an ongoing battle with physical pain?     

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 

Aug 13, 2020

Business Branding from the Heart (w/ Aaron McClung) 

On this episode, we’re joined by Aaron McClung.

Aaron is the founder and principal of AM, a full-service branding, marketing, and technology firm in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

For over two decades, AM has served businesses and nonprofits of all sizes including Carrier Corporation, AT&T, Sonic Restaurants, Phillips 66, North American Mission Board, Goodwill Industries, TobyMac, Kyser Musical Products (capos), Passion Conferences, NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, and hundreds more.

AM was recognized by the SMU Cox School of Business as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Dallas in 2009. AM’s work has also been recognized by The Dallas Society of Visual Communications and the American Advertising Federation – Fort Worth.

https://aaronmcclung.com/

https://www.discoveram.com

Questions and lessons explored in this episode:

  • What are some biblical principles for branding?
  • Should business branding be product-focused or purpose-focused?
  • What are some examples of purpose-focused businesses with great branding?
  • Does product-focused branding work in today’s marketplace?

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

Jul 15, 2020

Management Ethics and the Cost of Discipleship (w/ Dr. Bob Shearer) 

On this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Bob Shearer.

Dr. Bob Shearer has taught business law and management ethics at North Greenville University and Southern Wesleyan University, respectively.

Today, he’s helping to grow a startup called Carolina Buy, which is a purchasing cooperative for educators, governments, nonprofits, and churches in South Carolina.

He’s a highly decorated USAF combat pilot from Vietnam, and he holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina.  

He’s the author of the new book, My Life in the Two-Cross Kingdom: How Jesus’ Cross Got Me into the Kingdom and How My Cross Gets the Kingdom into Me.

For many years, he has hosted the TV show, Niteline, on the Dove Broadcasting Network and blogs about “Two-Cross Kingdom” living at www.RobertLynnShearer.com.

Questions and lessons explored in this episode:

  • Duty-based vs. outcome-based management ethics
  • What is the “Two-Cross Kingdom” and its implications for Christian business managers?
  • The need for management ethics based on cross-bearing discipleship

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

Jun 30, 2020

The Heart of a Christian Salesperson (w/ Dave Kahle) 

On this episode, we’re joined by Dave Kahle.

Dave Kahle is the author of The Good Book on Business, an exploration of the Bible on business. He has been a Bible teacher, elder, house church leader, short-term missionary, and Christian executive roundtable leader. For 30 years, he has been one of the world’s leading authorities on sales and sales systems. In that regards, he has spoken in 47 states and 11 countries and has authored 13 books, which have been translated into eight languages and are available in 20 plus countries.

www.DaveKahle.com  

Dave Kahle’s $1000 college scholarship opportunity for students pursuing a sales-related degree: https://www.thebiblicalbusiness.com/the-christian-sales-scholarship/

Questions and lessons explored in this episode:

  • Why do some Christians feel that the sales profession isn’t as respectable as other Christian callings?
  • Why are Christians needed in the sales profession?
  • What are some of the unique challenges faced by Christians in the sales profession?
  • How can Christian college students studying to be professional salespeople apply for the $1000 scholarship Dave is offering?

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

Jun 16, 2020

The Success Habits of Christian Millionaires (w/ Michael Holmes) 

On this episode, we’re joined by Michael Holmes.  

Mike is founder of Tithehacker.org, a site dedicated to stirring up a revolution of giving. He’s the author of I Shall Raise Thee Up: Ancient Principles for Lasting Greatness and Success Habits of Christian Millionaires.

www.Tithehacker.org

Questions and lessons explored in this episode:

  • Who are some of the Christian millionaires (and billionaires) profiled in Michael’s book, Success Habits of Christian Millionaires?
  • What are eight success habits of Christian millionaires?
  • What are some of the best stories/examples of these success habits being applied by these Christian millionaires?

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

Jun 2, 2020

How to Work with God’s Anointing in Business (w/ Pierce Brantley) 

On this episode, we’re joined by Pierce Brantley.  

Pierce Brantley is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and Christian businessman. He has successfully launched, run, and sold his own company, served as an executive for a top-ten Social PR firm in Dallas and consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies. He studied Disruptive Business Strategy under the late Clayton Christensen at Harvard Business School.

He is the author of Calling: Awaken to The Purpose of Your Work, Creating Heroes: The 10 Tactics of Client Leadership and Organizational Management, and Power Love Sound Mind: 52 Week Soul Strategy.

https://piercebrantley.co/  

Book - Calling: Awaken to The Purpose of Your Work

Questions and lessons explored in this episode:

  • What is “the anointing”?
  • How does God’s anointing apply to the work we do in business?
  • What are some biblical examples of God’s people working with the anointing to accomplish God’s work?

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

May 19, 2020

The Legacy of Morris Oldham: Christian Businessman and Philanthropist (w/ Paul Sanders and Leigh McLeroy) 

Paul Sanders is the President and CEO of the Oldham Little Church Foundation (OLCF), a foundation dedicated to helping small Protestant evangelical churches with facilities completion grants. Since the establishment in 1949, the OLCF has granted over $46 million to 16,800 churches across the United States.

As an Architect by training, his experience in complex project development and planning has included key roles with Rice University, the Texas Medical Center, Inc. and Texas A&M University.

He holds a Doctor of Public Health from the University of Texas.  

Leigh McLeroy is an author, speaker, and Bible teacher who speaks at conferences and retreats across the U.S. She has created print and web content and curriculum for a variety of non-profit and faith-based organizations including Redeemer Presbyterian Church (NYC) and The Oldham Little Church Foundation.

Leigh holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts in Apologetics from Houston Baptist University.

She is the author of five books including The Beautiful Ache and The Sacred Ordinary, and a collaborator, editor, or ghostwriter for another 17 published titles.

https://www.oldhamlcf.org

Questions and lessons explored in this episode:

  • Why was Morris Oldham’s dairy company so wildly successful?
  • How did his Christian values emerge through the way he ran his company?
  • What were his wishes concerning the Oldham Little Church Foundation?
  • What do you think Morris Oldham’s advice would be for this current generation of entrepreneurs?

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