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Nov 2016

Babylon vs. the Lamb

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We believe in capitalism: the economic system based on private ownership of the means of production. The owner of the capital who puts it to work can make a profit. Along with profit is the concept of private property, a voluntary exchange of labor and goods and competitive markets. When we look at the parable of the talents in Matthew 25 we can see that this is a system consistent with biblical principles.

However, when we talk about the Babylon model of business, which is widely practiced today, we are talking about something different. While this model is evident in the Bible, it is not a business model consistent with the character of God.

In the picture above, the Dutch renaissance artist, van Heemskerck pictured Babylon in a way that allows us to see how it relates to the normal life of today’s business:

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22

Nov 2016

Thanksgiving Holiday: What’s it all about?

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Thanksgiving is an American holiday AND a biblical concept.

But before we get to that . . .5  True or False questions for you:

1.  T or F:  The Pilgrims were the first to celebrate Thanksgiving in the new world?

2.  T or F:  From the beginning of the U.S. as a separate country, Thanksgiving was an ongoing national holiday?

3.  T or F:  The Turkey was the U.S. National Bird for a time?

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04

Nov 2016

An Opportunity

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Are you an experienced manufacturing manager? Perhaps you have been asking God, “How can I use this well developed skill for You?” Would it be a dream come true to produce a product that helps people AND do it in a place that needs the jobs as well as the steady example of biblical principles?

If you, or someone you know, is an experienced manufacturing manager B4B has an excellent opportunity for you to consider.

CONSIDERATIONS:
This multi-national company produces consumer products that allow injured people to regain their mobility and continue to be productive. It’s a company, owned by believers and managed with biblical principles. You would be the executive manager of this factory employing more than 250 people. You will have the privilege of leading local managers and being a part of an international executive leadership team. This company has facilities in the South Asia, the US, Europe and China. Your role as a senior leader requires that you have a proven track record as a manager of managers, able to lead across diverse cultures. While flexibility is important you will also have the integrity and character of a Christian executive.

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