Willard Wisdom - Business, Work and the Kingdom of God

Short Video Clips

This is a collection of short video clips of Dallas answering questions about business, work, and the Kingdom of God.

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5: Spiritual Gifts in the Marketplace

Dallas suggests that spiritual gifts are not confined to the church but are equally essential for excellence in the secular world, emphasizing the need for these gifts to manifest in every sphere of life.

Hey Dallas - How does my work or profession intersect with God and His kingdom?

All the work we engage in is intended to be an extension of God's loving creativity. Dallas distinguishes a specific class of jobs as "professions," based on a traditional understanding of professions that dates back over 200 years. 

This is a segment from "Taking Theology and Spiritual Disciplines into the Marketplace" located in the website. 

Hey Dallas - How would spiritual disciplines help me in the workplace?

Spiritual disciplines are activities within our power that allow us to do what we cannot do by direct effort. How will they help us in the workplace? This clip is from a session at Biola titled, "Taking Theology and Spiritual Disciplines into the Marketplace" For more about spiritual disciplines, see this interview with Dallas.

Hey Dallas - Is it possible to mix discipleship to Jesus with business in the world?

Whole-life discipleship comes from the recognition that Jesus is the one in charge of everything. This includes our job. Here, Dallas outlines the three key things we want to learn from Jesus as we seek to do our work they way he would do it.

See "Called To Business" for more of Dallas's teaching about our work.

Hey Dallas - What does it mean to "take theology into the workplace?"

"We are going to take our theology into the workplace. And the only question is, which theology are we going to take?" Whether an atheist, deist, or someone living interactively with God, we all take our theology, our understanding of God, into the workplace. 

From a session at Biola University titled, "Taking Theology and Spiritual Disciplines into the Marketplace."

Spiritual Gifts in the Marketplace

Dallas suggests that spiritual gifts are not confined to the church but are equally essential for excellence in the secular world, emphasizing the need for these gifts to manifest in every sphere of life. Dallas refers to the "blessing of Abraham" to illustrate how divine presence in one's life is not limited to personal or spiritual realms but extends to all endeavors, including business. He argues that such a blessing should inspire business leaders to act in ways that honor God, not just within the church but predominantly through their professional actions.

This is a clip from a Biola Leadership Lecture Series at Talbot School of Theology.