But Wayne Grudem introduces a novel concept: business itself glorifies God See how your business, and your life in business, can be dedicated to GodÕs glory. Grudem offers solid guidance for avoiding marketplace temptations while simultaneously Business for the Glory of God () by Wayne Grudem. (96 pages) Can business activity in itself be morally good and pleasing to God? Sometimes business can seem so shady–manipulating the “bottom line,”.
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Grudem seems unaware of this criticism or dismissive. I had made up my mind when I was a teen that I would have nothing to do with business, as my father had been a successful businessman, which led me to seek out service professions over the last 40 years education, ministry, and the military.
At what point does borrowing money become unwise? He carefully presented how each of them was created not morally neutral, but good, and demonstrated how they could glorify God and bless humans. In Jesus’ parables, servants who made profit were praised while those who chose not to work towards profit to honor their master were rebuked. Pay a person what they are worth.
Business for the Glory of God: The Bible’s Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business
I teach economics to undergraduates and non-traditional college students on Christian campuses and would gladly use this book in Business for the Glory of God: This is strange considering G Mediocre in its attempt to classify capitalistic business under a Christian meta physic.
This is strange considering Grudem’s occupation as a systematic theologian.
It’s short, too, so it won’t take long! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Bible’s Teaching on the Moral Goodness of BusinessWayne Grudem asks readers to consider that business is not intrinsically evil, but an important means of glorifying God. Competition makes us better, causes us to strive to produce more from what we’re given part of the process of subduing the earthand to be the best we can be.
In another section of the book, Grudem asserts, “Competition seems to be the system God intended when he gave people greater talents in one area and gave other people greater talents in another area. Being dishonest in business dealings. I understand debt as a significant transaction which now indebts you to the lender. Operating on a cash basis would lower our standard of living. It may be that God created us with such needs because he knew that in the process of productive work we would have many opportunities to glorify him.
Hardcover96 pages. I believe we need both types of Christians as well as those who fall somewhere in betweenand that the Church thrives with members who have wealth, as well as those who are willing to give up all material possessions and live a life of radical faith.
I hadn’t but I have now. It’s got some interesting points and provides a basic theological groundwork for business but that’s about it.
Account Options Sign in. A while ago my friend Matt Hosier asked me if I read this book. I highly recommend it.
Refresh and try again. Borrowing a A good little book that accomplishes its task of briefly showing “that many aspects of business activity are morally good in themselvesand that in themselves they bring glory to God–though they also have great potential for misuse and wrongdoing. Borrowing and lending a good chapter for someone with a good chunk of student loan debt And, clearly, this is not the best example because we have New Testament passages further rounding our certain aspects of divorce.
Business for the Glory of God – Wayne Grudem
Isn’t becoming a slave to someone always unwise? Good Read Good quick easy read. There is nothing wrong with a democracy and a thriving capitalistic economy, but I am afraid that some of the author’s claims and statements reflected his cultural bias.
Mar 04, Logan Vlandis rated it it was ok Shelves: It sometimes seemed as if Grudem was prooftexting his preference for the way business is done in our economy, rather than simply taking the Bible’s teaching at face value. Dec 10, Dennis rated it really liked it. We should therefore “be thankful” for them. Trivia About Business for the We can overcome various temtations related to the business! Thanks for telling us about the problem.
I give this book 3.
So paying the brain surgeon what the MacDonald server makes is inherently unfair. So Wayne Grudem steps up to give a theological defence for making gruem profit. Apr 04, Julie Stroud rated it it was amazing. The Proverbs 31 woman is praised for profitable merchandise Prov The best solution to poverty is enterprise– which requires property rights and incentives.