B4T Blog

Greg M, Patrick Lai, and guest bloggers write about the joys, challenges, and rewards that come with taking the Gospel to the least reached through real business.

NO LASTS WITH GOD

NO LASTS WITH GOD

The following is a guest post, contributed by one of the OPEN Services team members in USA.One thing I've been thinking about a lot lately, especially since becoming a mother in 2021, is that there will be a "last" for everything. There will be a last time I rock my...

“CLOSED” COUNTRY?

“CLOSED” COUNTRY?

The other day I was speaking with a friend who lives in what is commonly called a “closed country.” I asked him how things were going and he mentioned how much impact he’s seen on the employees in his business. Because of the way they view work, they are transforming...

BUSINESS AS WORSHIP

BUSINESS AS WORSHIP

Unequal weights are an abomination to the Lord,    and false scales are not good. -Proverbs 20:23 (ESV) The Hebrew word “toaybah” for abomination is a strong word. It is used 116 other times (117 in total) in the Old Testament for all sorts of things the LORD finds...

JETLAG FAITH

JETLAG FAITH

What Jesus calls us to do by faith sort of feels like experiencing jetlag. Jetlag occurs when you travel by plane to a time zone far away from your own and your experience of what time it is no longer matches what your mind and body expect it to be. Now Similarly,...

WHY ARE WE HERE?

WHY ARE WE HERE?

30,000-foot View Genesis chapters 1 and 2 cause us to ask, "Why are we here?" This is an important question to answer for any Philosophy 101 class, and we are going to tackle it right now. Our most common answer for this question comes from the Westminster catechism,...

ECCLESIASTES: BREVITY

ECCLESIASTES: BREVITY

This is part 15 of a many-part blog series on the book of Ecclesiastes.Qoheleth (Solomon) has used the term “under the sun” 26 times to indicate that we are under a curse. He used the word “hebel” more than 35 times. Everything is out of balance under the sun. Some...

There are few closed doors to doing business. The opportunities are as wide as a man's ingenuity, as deep as his character, and as high as his faith in God.

Patrick Lai, Tentmaking