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Now there is hope – because of a Kingdom business!

March 13, 2020

Nkosi arrived early for class that day in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, the first day of the new semester. Martha, the headmistress, welcomed him and I asked her if she could tell me his story. She related that he was the eldest of three children.  When the third was born, his mother died and shortly thereafter, his …

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Cognitive Diversity – Yes, Important for Business As Mission

March 6, 2020

Diversity is talked about a lot these days.  Sometimes it seems to be something so sacred that one must not even question its validity.  One thinks of gender and ethnicity diversity, but another type of diversity is perhaps talked about less frequently, but very important. My first “real management job” was in a fish processing …

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Coaching Trees – in the BAM World

February 28, 2020

Coaching trees are common in the National Football League (NFL) and most coaches in the NFL can trace their lineage back to a certain head coach for whom they previously worked as an assistant. The idea of a “coaching tree” is becoming more and more interesting as they not only point to a pathway of …

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Caring for Creation in the BAM Movement (“… work it and take care of it” Genesis 2:15b)

February 21, 2020

Last week, I was walking around a harbor in another state, lamenting the stench from the trash which floated around the fishing and pleasure boats at dock. My mind wandered to other continents, as I thought about the exposed oil ponds and leaking gas from pipes I saw at a children’s playground in Baku in …

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Check out this BAM Company in the Middle East – Andragogy – What is it? Why is it important?

February 14, 2020

If you are reading this you may learn something in a similar way you have learned since you were a child – reading it for understanding, interacting with the thoughts of a writer or teacher and his/her presentation, and your application or rejection.  But Andragogy is not that – it is the opposite! Andragogy is …

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8 Unexpected Questions from Investors

February 7, 2020

We are happy to reprint two articles in early February by two of the leaders in the worldwide BAM movement, Patrick Lai and Mats Tunehag.  Mats Tunehag presented a landmark speech at the Christian Economic Forum in 2019.  It is well worth the time to read. In the second week Patrick Lai reveals eight questions that every …

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More BAM for the Buck

January 31, 2020

We are happy to reprint two articles in early February by two of the leaders in the worldwide BAM movement, Patrick Lai and Mats Tunehag. Mats Tunehag presented a landmark speech at the Christian Economic Forum in 2019. It is well worth the time to read. In the second week Patrick Lai reveals eight questions that every …

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Compound Interest

January 24, 2020

***Dick Weidner leads Legacy Ventures Network which is the third component of Triventure.com.  Dick has been in the financial sector and a church leader his entire career and has started companies focusing on accounting and on investment.  From time to time we will be reprinting articles by Dick.*** It is reported that Albert Einstein was …

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The 5 C’s of Business As Mission

January 17, 2020

I participated in a one-day Business As Mission conference in October.  There were three plenary speakers, three BAM businesses from Asia which made a pitch for $25,000 of capital, a panel discussion, and roundtable discussions. Every part was beneficial. One of the speakers was David Nash, a Canadian investor and entrepreneur, who spends time with …

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BAM Congress: April 2020

January 10, 2020

The BAM Congress is a pivotal opportunity to connect with BAM practitioners, thought leaders, and advocates.  The last congress took place in 2013, and IBEC was represented by three of us.  Now in April 2020, we are a sponsor, and will provide a breakout workshop.  We have also been working for several months on a …

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