Business for Transformation

Discovering B4T; The Next Generation Doing Cross Cultural Transformation

Optimization vs Maximization in B4T

Part 1 of a mini two part series. Maximization is a much older buzz word in the business world than “sustainability,” yet it certainly has never gone out of vogue. Maximizing shareholder value, maximizing profit, and their converse maxims, minimizing costs, etc. have...

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A LESSON ABOUT MOTHERS

As it was Mother's Day yesterday, I thought this reminder is worth repeating. After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said "I love you but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time...

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DISCERNING GOD’S WILL

At the recent B4T Expo several young people asked, “How do you discern God’s will?” This is a common and important question. In “Pursuing God’s Will Together” Ruth Haley Barton gives 9 ways that she determines God’s will. I have used and agree with Barton’s 9 and have...

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REDEEMING COMPANY CULTURE

This post is contributed by a worker in the ME. You don’t have to let something slide for long before it becomes the new normal. Culture is what culture does. Culture isn’t what you intend it to be. It’s not what you hope or aspire for it to be. It’s what you do. So...

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THE LEAST WE CAN DO

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you. Colossians 1:3. William Carey was born in Northhamptonshire, England in 1761. He apprenticed as a cobbler at fourteen and became a Christian at age eighteen. By age twenty, he had mastered...

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GOD HAS AN ANSWER

Remember, for all the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has a positive answer for it. You say: "It's impossible" God says: All things are possible (Luke 18:27) You say: "I'm too tired" God says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30) You say: "Nobody...

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DISCIPLES LAY DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR OTHERS

Part 5 of a series of blogs on discipleship. So far we’ve learned that disciples are reproducers, disciples are one with Jesus, and every action reflects on our King’s Kingdom. In one of the last conversations Jesus had with His disciples, He said, “Unless a kernel of...

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DISCIPLES ARE ONE WITH JESUS

Part 3 of a series of blogs on discipleship. So far we’ve learned that disciples are reproducers. In John 15, Jesus speaks of abiding in Him. “If you abide in Me and I in you … you will bear much fruit … if you abide in Me … ask and it will be given.” Later He adds,...

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JESUS’ LAST WORDS

Part 2 of a series of blogs on discipleship Much has been made of the importance of a person’s last words. And we all know Jesus’ last words in Matthew 28; the Great Commission. Jesus said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go...

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T4T: Thought for Today

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

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