Doing God's Business: Meaning and Motivation for the Marketplace

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Christians have likely been struggling with the place of business in the life of faith ever since Paul's days as a tentmaker. Just how do the spheres of private devotion and public business intersect in a meaningful way?

Paul Stevens has been exploring this question since his earliest working days in his father's steel business. His Doing God's Business tells how readers can find lasting and satisfying meaning for marketplace involvement in the light of the Christian faith and ...

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Overview

Christians have likely been struggling with the place of business in the life of faith ever since Paul's days as a tentmaker. Just how do the spheres of private devotion and public business intersect in a meaningful way?

Paul Stevens has been exploring this question since his earliest working days in his father's steel business. His Doing God's Business tells how readers can find lasting and satisfying meaning for marketplace involvement in the light of the Christian faith and tradition. Stevens explores the potential of business as a location for practicing everyday spiritual disciplines and as a source of creativity and deeper relationship with God.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802833983
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Pages: 251
  • Sales rank: 905,858
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Paul Stevens is professor emeritus of marketplace theology and leadership at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, and adjunct professor at Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, Washington, and at Biblical Graduate School of Theology in Singapore. His other books include (with Alvin Ung) Taking Your Soul to Work: Overcoming the Nine Deadly Sins of the Workplace and The Other Six Days: Vocation, Work, and Ministry in Biblical Perspective.
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Table of Contents

1 What business is God in? 1
Pt. 1 Meaning : towards a marketplace theology
2 Is business a calling? 19
3 The business side of ministry 40
4 A praiseworthy form of community 60
5 Marketplace mission 78
6 Globalization 101
Pt. 2 Motivation : towards a marketplace spirituality
7 Going deep 125
8 Cultivating integrity 143
9 Being creative 164
10 Letting life speak 184
11 Pursuing holiness 202
Epilog : the contemplative leader 221
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