Economist, theologian and author Jerry Bowyer considers how business owners can learn from the life of Jesus and how Jesus empathized with those who were suffering. Jerry points out that Jesus was a man of empathy AND action. Jerry will be one of our keynote speakers at Business On Purpose 2020 on October 1.
-When we are faced with evil in the world (suffering), we can look to Jesus as a model of responding with grace.
-How do you respond to the question of “how could you let this happen?” when your business is navigating through seasons of trial and suffering?
-Look for opportunities to relieving suffering in the world through business.
-Jesus was profoundly bothered by suffering. Then he acted.
-God gives us the Holy Spirit to guide us in the ways we can turn evil to good.
-Great leaders take action with empathy.
-God grieves over suffering and Christians are his representatives in the world and entrepreneurs/business owners have the tools, gifting and agency to do this well.
-Be prepared to take flak for doing good.
Jerry’s New Book, The Maker Versus The Takers (Release Date: September 2020) https://www.amazon.com/Maker-Versus-Takers-Justice-Economics/dp/1642933708