Biblical and biological inspiration for restoring a holistic understanding of business.
Stating that ‘Our God is a business God’ may seem a bit of a strange thing to say, especially on an environmental blog. But bear with me and let’s see if it merits being stated. I’ve attended three events in the past five weeks where organisations with a passion for mission helped us look at how business can be one major strategy or – in the case of one of these groups – the strategy, by which God’s love and truth, shown to us in Jesus, are made known. In contrast, business hardly gets a look in on most preaching and teaching schedules in our churches. And a theology of business is sadly lacking in Christian circles in the western ‘developed’ world. More generally, a theology of work, which can include how businesses treat their employees, has been developing in recent decades but even this gets little air time in sermons.