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.

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...

“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,...