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December 11th, 2015

How Don Jordan Serves Christ and World-Famous Pimento Cheese

Don Jordan is a successful entrepreneur and restaurant franchisee I wish every Christian could know. Here are highlights from his inspiring business career and a short video about how he continues to challenge over 40 business leaders he has mentored over the years. 

December 11th, 2015

Tegu: Building Blocks to Rebuild Communities

The High Calling spoke with Chris and Will Haughey, co-founders of Tegu, about their company's mission in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Every toy the company sells contributes to reforestation and education efforts in surrounding Honduran communities.

October 19th, 2015

Why Business Matters to God (And What Still Needs to Be Fixed)

Jeff Van Duzer grew up thinking business was the source of much damage and evil in the world, the work of greedy capitalists polluting the environment. Thirty years later he was dean of a business school. In the course of that remarkable transformation, Van Duzer discovered many business...

October 7th, 2015

Why Christians Should Paint, Dance, Quilt, Act, Compose Music, Write Stories, Decorate Cookies and Participate in the Arts

Why does a symphony stir our soul or painting capture our imagination? Why does a well-turned phrase in a story or a well-cast line in a stream produce a sense of satisfaction? Why does creating something beautiful give us joy?  Because we are made in the image of our Creator God. According...

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October 2nd, 2015

Building a Business for the Glory of God

Many Christians have not stopped to consider what it takes to build a business to the glory of God. They may have a piece or two of the puzzle, but often have not stepped back to look beyond economics and ethics. Making a profit is seen as morally good and honorable in the Bible, but God...

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August 7th, 2015

Cocooning Is Hazardous to Spiritual Health

The term “cocooning” was coined by trend forecaster Faith Popcorn to describe Americans who were socializing less and hunkering down at home to protect themselves from the harsh realities of the outside world. This trend fed a burgeoning do-it-yourself industry and sparked home-...

June 9th, 2015

Making Beautiful Places for the Glory of God

Inc. magazine's David Whitford wrote a feature article about Walker Mowers entitled "Finding Religion's Place in the Workplace: Colorado's Walker Manufacturing builds lawn mowers and operates as a Christian enterprise. What does faith have to do with riding mowers? Depends on how...

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May 19th, 2015

A "Windex Cure" for the Moral Decline of America

America is losing faith and becoming a secular nation -- but I believe there's a cure.     Escalating racial discord, the ethical failure of leaders in public and private sectors, and the breakdown of traditional family values can, I believe, be traced back to the decreasing influence of...

May 16th, 2015

What Makes Work Worthy?

Lots of Christians in the workplace wonder if their work really matters to God. To them, as far as God’s kingdom priorities are concerned, they believe their work at the office or plant or school is meaningful to God (at least they hope it’s meaningful to Him) because it serves as a...

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May 14th, 2015

The Best Way to Erase Poverty

"The best anti-poverty program is a job," said President Obama at the recent Poverty Summit at Georgetown University. Overwhelming response on Twitter pushed #PovertySummit to a national trending topic.  God created us to work. When we don’t work, we can’t flourish --  much less eat and pay...