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Serving God as President of a Fortune 100 Company (Interview w/ Fred Sievert)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Fred Sievert shares his journey of serving God as President of New York Life Insurance Company, attending seminary, and now writing books to help people encounter God in a more personal way. Fred is the retired President of the New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company. Under …

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Building a Social Impact Company (Interview w/ JoAnn Flett)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Professor JoAnn Flett shares a vision for Christians to build “social impact companies” to provide solutions to the world’s problems. JoAnn Flett is a Senior Lecturer in Management and directs the MBA in Social Impact at Eastern University. Ms. Flett’s research focuses on the role of business in society. …

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The Disquieted Soul of a Marketplace Christian (Interview w/ Dr. Lane Cohee)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Lane Cohee how marketplace Christians can live within the disharmony of life without being enslaved to that disharmony. Lane was educated at the United States Air Force Academy, University of Redlands, University of Colorado, and Rollins College where he received his Doctorate in Business Administration. He currently serves as …

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The Biblical Purpose of Wealth (Interview w/ Dr. John Thornton)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Dr. John Thornton shares lessons about wealth from Luke 16:1-13, the Parable of the Shrewd Servant, and what he calls the “Rich Right Plan.” John is the L.P. and Bobbi Leung Chair of Accounting Ethics at Azusa Pacific University’s L.P. and Timothy Leung School of Accounting. He hosts the …

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Engaging Companies, Universities, and Churches in Faith at Work (Interview w/ Helen Mitchell)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Helen Mitchell shares from her background as a pioneer in the modern faith-at-work movement in multiple spheres: local churches, universities, and companies.   Helen was an early adopter of faith, work, and economics in the local church and was the architect and visionary of the Saddleback@Work ministry at Saddleback Church …

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Hiring People with Disabilities (Interview w/ Dr. Bill Hanson)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Dr. William Hanson makes a Biblical case for hiring people with disabilities and shares best practices for assimilating people with special needs into a company. Bill is a researcher and leadership consultant providing a variety of services across industries, centered on culture change, leadership training, team building, and visioning. …

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Biblical Principles for Christian Sales Professionals (Interview w/ Tyler McCart)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Tyler McCart shares Biblical principles for Christian sales professionals. Tyler McCart is a business-to-business (B2B) sales expert with over 10 years of experience as a sales rep for some of the world’s largest companies and is currently specializing in the K-12 and higher education markets. Tyler is also the …

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Eternal vs. Worldly Business Success (Interview w/ Shae Bynes)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Shae Bynes explains why radical faith plus radical obedience equals true, eternal success. Shae Bynes is the host of the Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur Podcast and founder and Chief Fire Igniter of KDE’s community of entrepreneurs. She’s the author of a several best-selling books. KDE’s mission is to activate a …

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The Need for Community Capitalism (Interview w/ Ron Kitchens)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Ron Kitchens explains how “community capitalism” can help communities to flourish in ways that other economic models cannot. Ron is the senior partner and chief executive officer of Southwest Michigan First, an economic consulting firm, which includes Consultant Connect and the Southwest Michigan First Life Science Fund. He is …

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Evaluating Yourself as a Christian Business Leader (Interview w/ Gary Smith)

CLICK TO LISTEN On this episode, Gary Smith shares how godly counsel and accountability can make you more effective in life and business. Gary is the founder and Chief Sharpening Officer of Iron Forums, which is a Christian Business Owners Forum. He founded and led Data Formation, Inc., sold 75% of this company in 1995, …

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