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.

REFLECTIONS ON 2023 B4T EXPO

REFLECTIONS ON 2023 B4T EXPO

Just a month ago, we just hosted our annual B4T Expo in Austin, TX. It was a fantastic time of gathering people from around the USA and introducing them to our network via 14 B4Ters who flew in from 10 countries. We focused on re-integrating our lives from the...

SACRED AND SECULAR—WHAT THIS MEANS FOR US

SACRED AND SECULAR—WHAT THIS MEANS FOR US

This is part seven of a 7-part series on the sacred/secular divide.Paul says to the Colossians: "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a...

SACRED AND SECULAR IN THE NEW CREATION

SACRED AND SECULAR IN THE NEW CREATION

This is part six of a 7-part series on the sacred/secular divide.By sacred we usually mean something pertaining to the church; by secular we mean something not pertaining to the church. The word secular often has a negative connotation—not just not pertaining to the...

SACRED AND SECULAR IN GREEK CULTURE

SACRED AND SECULAR IN GREEK CULTURE

This is part five of a 7-part series on the sacred/secular divide.Despite the Greek way of thinking, the heresy that “some things are spiritual and others aren’t” gained ground throughout the second and third centuries AD but didn’t fully infiltrate the church until...

SACRED AND SECULAR IN THE LIFE OF PAUL

SACRED AND SECULAR IN THE LIFE OF PAUL

This is part four of a 7-part series on the sacred/secular divide.Last week we probed the depths of Genesis 1:26 & 28, discovering the Hebrew words and their original meanings. Today, we will take these ideas further. In Genesis 2:15, God gave specificity to His...

ORDER FROM CHAOS

ORDER FROM CHAOS

This is part three of a 7-part series on the sacred/secular divide.Last week we started down the Genesis 1 path and ended in Revelation 5:9-10. In Genesis 1:26, we saw that we were to have dominion over everything on the earth. Two verses later, in Genesis 1:28, He...

WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE?

WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE?

This is part two of a 7-part series on the sacred/secular divide.We are taking a deep dive into the “Sacred/Secular Divide” and probing it for lies. A helpful starting question is: “What is our purpose?” That can help us discover what we should be focused spending our...

THE SACRED/SECULAR DIVIDE

This is part one of a 7-part series on the sacred/secular divide.There is a hideous lie roaming throughout Christian circles, deceiving us into to thinking that some people, activities, and occupations are more important or “spiritual” than others. The "Sacred/Secular...

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...