Monthly Archives: October 2013

Organizational spirituality

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Corporate life as corporate witness.

The most serious threat to corporate witness is the privatization of faith. A surprising number of Christians are not comfortable with group spirituality outside of church and home. But how can a Christian ministry know the will of Christ if it doesn’t engage in group spiritual discernment? Here’s how to begin doing group discernment. More

Ministries as Christ’s possessions

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Corporate life as corporate witness.

Self-centredness is a significant threat to authentic Christian witness by Christian ministries. Attention is focused on the individual and Christ is shut out. Here are practical ideas for how you can build an awareness into your staff that they are not their own, but they belong to Jesus Christ and are his stewards. More

Religion and Religious Organizations: Making Civilization Possible

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Is Religion Special?.

The idea that religion makes civilization possible may appear counterintuitive to our Western mind today.  We have witnessed a barrage of argument from people like Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens that religion is destructive and irrational.  Yet, not that long ago, certainly no more than three generations back,… More

Microsoft Software Donations for Faith-Based Organizations

Microsoft has expanded their eligibility requirements for their popular software donations program. Faith-based or religious organizations and hospice societies are now eligible to participate. Available software donations and programs include: Microsoft Office Windows operating systems Windows server software Office 365 for Nonprofits Faith-based or religious organizations include: religious groups and places of… More

Organizational calling

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Corporate life as corporate witness.

The second threat to our corporate witness is careerism, in which career advancement is a person’s chief aim in life. The more we are obsessed with advancing ourselves, the less authentic our witness will be, because often God wants us to do something for someone else’s benefit, not ours. In fact, he wants us to love sacrificially and unconditionally, and this may impact our careers. More