Jan

28

2013

Top Christian Business Leader Blogs

Written by: Dr. Jim Harris

Every leader needs to choose their leadership compass, a set of criteria they use to point them in the direction they desire for themselves and their companies.  Many of today’s Christian business leaders have made the choice to base their compass not on today’s popular business magazines, books, or blogs, but to base their leadership compass on the Bible.

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Here is our first list of today’s top Christian business leaders blogs and why we like them.  We had three simple criteria to make this first list:

1. Weekly (minimum) contributions – not from a sporadic or infrequent contributor.

2. Business – focused content – not a daily devotional for there are plenty of those around.

3. Quality of Writing – certainly a somewhat arbitrary criteria, but these blogs have consistent depth of thought, relevancy, and practical application for for-profit, privately0held, Biblically-based firms. (our core market).

Top Christian Business Leader Blogs

So, here are our recommendations for top Christian business leader blogs as of 1/28/13 listed in no particular order.

Institute for Faith, Work & Economics

Hugh Whelchel and his contributors at the Institute for Faith and Work Economics offer thought-provoking analysis, commentary, and discussion on very relevant issues facing all of us in business today.  Consider this the Harvard Business School blog for Christians.

Called to Business

Mark Bilton, Founder of Called to Business, posts short (2-3 paragraph) blogs that speak to both the business and personal side of Christian leadership. If you like quick reads, follow Mark.

On Purpose @ Work Sign

Kevin McCarthy, founder of On Purpose Partners, publishes a terrific video blog that nails key issues we all face with humor, inspiration, and practical application.  I encourage you to visit Kevin’s many business offerings and subscribe to his blog.

Shrinking the Camel

In his fascinating blog, Shrinking the Camel, J.B.Wood poignantly explores the challenges of integrating the spiritual and business sides of our lives (in his own words) “minus the cliches, presumption, and pretense.”  If you can relate to a deep-dive into a leader’s spiritual walk sprinkled with fascinating video interviews of Christian business leaders, J.B.’s blog is for you.

Christian Faith at Work

Chris Patton’s blog, Christian Faith at Work, is a fascinating blend of a personal awakening to being a Christian business leader with short, easy-to-read and digest lessons on how to be a better leader and steward.  I particularly enjoy Chris’ 3-part series on important topics – keeps me coming back for more.

Lead Like Jesus

Several years ago I had the extreme honor to spend an entire evening with Ken Blanchard 1-on-1.  Ken and I were speaking at the same event, and while eating dinner watching the NCAA basektball tournament, he shared with me his then fresh vision for the Lead Like Jesus business.  Now Ken and his many contributors are living his vision including a great Lead Like Jesus blog.  If you are a big fan of Ken as I am, you’ll want to subscribe to this blog.

What Say You?

So in the now famous words of Bill O’Reilly, What say you?  Are there other great blogs for Christian business leaders that I am missing, left out, or should be considered on an expanded list? What should we bloggers for Christian business leaders focus on to most help you in your daily leadership?

About the Author

Dr. Jim Harris is Founder & President of To a Higher Level, the connection hub for Christians in business. Speaker, advisor, and author of 11 books, Dr. Jim's new book, "The Impacter: A Parable on Transformational Leadership," is available on this website and wherever books are sold.
Business / COMMENTS: 12
  • J. B. Wood

    Thanks, Jim, for the mention! I appreciate it and am so glad for all the other great writers you mention who are thinking through the integration of our faith with our leadership and work.

    • http://twitter.com/DrJimHarris Dr. Jim Harris

      You are indeed welcome, J.B. Keep up the great work.

    • http://Www.ToaHigherLevel.com/ Dr. Jim Harris

      J.B. – Your inclusion is well deserved. We need to all band together for the common cause of promoting the best leadership principles anywhere, and to light the path of excellence in business based upon the 66 best books ever written on leadership.

  • http://twitter.com/d_wayne_bryant D. W. Bryant

    I would also consider Acton Institute, Values & Capitalism, Center for Faith Work, and Business as Mission.

    • http://Www.ToaHigherLevel.com/ Dr. Jim Harris

      D.W.- Thank you for the recommendations. I am always looking for the best thought leader in Christian business.

  • http://www.ChristianFaithAtWork.com/ Chris Patton

    Wow! I cannot believe I am included in this group! These are the ones I am reading! Thanks for the encouragement, Jim!

    • http://Www.ToaHigherLevel.com/ Dr. Jim Harris

      Well deserved, Chris. Your insights and passion shine your light on leadership God’s way. Please keep up your good works!

  • Conor MaTómas

    There is no such thing as a Christian Business. Christianity is entirely socialistic and we must give all we have to the poor, host large feasts for the poor and let them stay in our homes.

  • Leap Graphics

    Thanks so much for posting this! I want to make sure to advertise these to my audience, christian entrepreneurs. Thanks!

    • drjimharris

      You are welcome, and I thank you for sharing. I’ve added a couple more since this post – check out my sidebar “Christian Business Blogs.”

  • John Dillard CPA

    Might I suggest adding http://www.HisCPA.com as a Top Christian Business/Tax Blog

    • drjimharris

      I am very familiar with your work and your reputation all throughout central Georgia, John. Also it is so wonder to see how bolding you claim Jesus on your website and your business. It sets large targets on us, but you know as well as I do, it is well worth it, for in the end, it is all about bringing glory to God through sharing Jesus. I encourage everyone to follow John’s work, and especially those in the Atlanta area to use John’s services.

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