Employee Tragedy: What is the Role of the Christian Business?

Employee Tragedy

Years ago, I lost a good friend and exceptional employee.  He was 46 years old and died of a heart attack in front of me at work.  Shortly after that, I lost another friend and employee of another dealership at age 42.  He was in a motorcycle accident.  We lost another great employee the next year.  He would have turned 22 years old the next day, but he committed suicide.  Sadly, these situations are not all that uncommon.

Is It Ethical To Cheat On A Test?

cheating

In business, we are constantly being tested. Whether it is tough personnel decisions, investment opportunities, or even when hiring new team members, we are consistently challenged to have the right answer. For Christian business leaders, I think there might be more to each test than we realize.

What Is The Driving Force Behind Your Decisions?

Imagine for a moment that you and I are friends and have a fairly long history together.  Based on this history, you trust me and typically believe what I say.  Assume I have approached you about a business idea that I say will be very profitable for anyone involved.  Would you believe me?  What if I followed up with a request for you to invest your life savings in this business idea?  What now?  How would you respond?

How To Stop Doubting God

God is powerful and He is awesome, right?  If that is true, then why is it so hard for us to believe in Him?  Why are we so prone to doubt God?  I don’t know about you, but there are times that I doubt Him.  I don’t start out thinking that way, but when I analyze my thoughts, that is the real conclusion.  There are times when I simply do not believe God can handle what I am facing.

When Is It Right To Doubt Yourself?

Self Doubt

I can only identify with a few characters in the Bible.  One in particular that stands out to me is the father of a demon-possessed son (Mark 9:14-29).  He took the son to Jesus for healing, but in the process, his faith is questioned by Jesus.  The father’s response to Jesus is a quote that rings in my mind quite often – “I do believe!  Help my unbelief.”

Have you ever had doubts?

Is This One Weakness Undermining The Results You Desire?

Prayer yields results

Stop and take a look around at the results in your life.  I am not talking about your standard of living or your growing retirement account.  Instead, I want you to assess the eternal results that you are able to identify.  While we know these kinds of results are not easily quantifiable, I believe we can each get a sense of whether we are seeing dramatic or anemic results when it comes to the eternal measurement.

Is Your Head In The Clouds?

Application of Ideas

Writing a blog can be a dangerous undertaking! No, there have not been any threats on my life or people coming after me because of something I have said. The danger is not actually a physical one, but a spiritual one. Instead of finding myself in peril, the problem is one of theory versus application.

What Are Our Responsibilities After Charlottesville?

Christian Response to Racism in Charlottesville

I hesitated to write this article.  I hesitated for several reasons, but none of them are really important.  What’s important is that the kind of behavior exhibited in Charlottesville will continue, and even spread, if people like us remain silent about it.  If Christians, true disciples of Jesus Christ, remain silent in the wake of such racism, hatred, and evil, then we better prepare for it to be the norm.  Not only that, but we will be held accountable for that silence.