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Greg began his career with McKinsey & Company, serving clients in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, retail, and healthcare.  He then worked as an investment professional for the private equity firm Advent International, where he focused on investments in the healthcare sector.  After earning his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2015, Greg joined Nashville-based healthcare technology startup naviHealth as vice president of product development and innovation.

It was while taking a Harvard Divinity School course called God & Money that Greg began to think deeply about the intersection of faith and finance. As he came to the startling conclusion that underpins God and Money (formerly titled Through the Needle)—that Christians are called to a radical level of generosity—he began to move beyond tithing and embrace a financial strategy centered on giving.  Greg now hopes to experience the incredible joy and satisfaction that comes only through generously serving God with his wealth.  He also aspires to participate in the mobilization of God’s church to launch a wave of generosity never before experienced on earth.

Key Takeaways:

[2:12] Why it's not wrong to create wealth for yourself

[3:56] The conclusion Greg drew about how to use money from reading the scriptures

[5:50] Caps that Greg and John suggest creating with your family

[8:28] Looking for the best Kingdom Focused ROI

[12:27] How Greg was tested to practice what he preached after only 6 weeks on his new job

[15:47] More lessons Greg learned during his time at Harvard Business

[17:59] Engaging in generosity in groups rather than individually

[19:54] How sharing financial information with close friends can hold you accountable in your giving

Website Mentioned:

www.godandmoney.net

Direct download: SS_96_Greg_Baumer.mp3
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International ministry leader and award-winning author Bruce Wilkinson founded TEN as the culmination of four decades of proven global ministry and training ‘best practices’. He has given keynote addresses at major national and international events with stadium audiences of 80,000 or more. Bruce’s breakout book, The Prayer of Jabez, was the fastest-selling book in history with worldwide sales exceeding 20 million. He has written more than 60 books that have been translated into 30 languages, including several books that reached the number one spot on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

He built the largest religious seminar organization in the world, Walk Thru the Bible. He's trained 100,000 professional teachers in Teaching for Life Change, and launched and led the global initiative WorldTeach which recruited and trained more than 30,000 indigenous leaders in 83 nations to conduct life skills courses. He also chaired CoMission, a movement in which 87 national organizations joined together to train Russian teachers on ethics and teaching methodologies.

Bruce founded TEN because he believes that “nothing is more strategic to fulfilling the Great Commission than the training of millions of pastors and church leaders who cannot access or afford traditional academic institutions.”

Key Takeaways:

[1:37] If there are instances where we shouldn't forgive

[4:14] If forgiveness even needs to involve the person being forgiven

[5:50] How hard it is to forgive yourself

[9:11] The process of forgiving yourself

[10:43] The one question that will tell you if you're experiencing unforgiveness

[13:49] Where forgiveness occurs

[18:01] The history of Teach Every Nation

Websites Mentioned:

www.teacheverynation.org

Direct download: SS_95_Bruce_Wilkinson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Ross is the founder, President and CEO of Bank2 in Oklahoma City, OK. Bank2 was started in 2002 as a community bank with a mission to Build Better Lives. Bank2 was named the number one community bank in the nation in 2009 and number 3 in 2010 based upon REO by the American Banking Journal. Bank2 was named one of Oklahoma’s Top Work Places in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Ross seeks to live out his faith 24/7. His office has become a huge part of his platform. Ross uses his “Spiritual Whatsit” to share the story of redemption with each first-time visitor. Ross speaks about 45 times a year, writes a blog read in 128 countries and consults with CEOs and entrepreneurs. Ross released his first book Broken Pieces- Nothing is Wasted in 2004, and he will be releasing his second book, Smashing Your Silos in 2016.

Key Takeaways:

[1:47] If we can really build better lives in a biblical sense with banking products

[3:57] How banks can serve people by NOT buying their products

[6:45] How banks struggle to build loyalty because they're not serving their customers, but Bank2 has built a strong business with loyal companies because they put people first

[8:56] If Wall Street is doing God's work

[9:54] Whether Wall Street's business model allows for godly work

[11:17] Ross' spiritual "What's it?" in his office, and how it's led to him evangelize.

Websites Mentioned:

www.rossalanhill.com

Direct download: SS_94_Ross_Alan_Hill.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

JC Watts is a former Congressman from Oklahoma, President of Feed the Children, co-chair of the Coalition for AIDS Relief in Africa, founder and Chairman of JC Watts Companies and Watts Consulting Group. He's also the author of the new book Dig Deep: 7 Truths for Finding the Strength Within.

In Dig Deep, J.C. Watts offers seven powerful maxims that have kept him grounded throughout his roller-coaster career from star college quarterback to U.S. Congressman. The first black Republican ever elected to a leadership position in Congress, Watts resisted the rat-race of Washington and eventually declined re-election. His seven simple principles are a blueprint for living a fulfilling and meaningful life without falling to the temptations of reckless ambition or indulgence. Dig Deep is a powerful, simple guide that will help readers find the courage and faith to live the best life possible.

Key Takeaways:

[6:13] The need for more tax payers, and how you create that

[10:43] Why adversity can be good for us, as long as we're willing to change

[14:05] Why "we've always done it this way" isn't good enough anymore

[17:00] JC's work with Feed the Children

[19:45] How forgiving can set you free

[23:18] An unfortunate series of events leading up to JC's first elected office that taught him an important lesson in forgiveness

Websites Mentioned:

www.wattsconsultinggroup.com
Dig Deep: 7 Truths to Finding the Strength Within

Direct download: SS_93_JC_Watts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

Chris Stone is a certified Brand Strategist and founder of Faith Driven Global™, the premier channel for brands to reach the rapidly emerging and economically powerful consumer segment known as Faith Driven Consumers—41 million adults who comprise 17 percent of the U.S. population and spend $2 trillion annually. Stone has spent nearly 20 years building bridges between major brands and their target customers. Regarded as the national expert on the Faith Driven Consumer™ segment, Stone was the first to qualify and quantify this highly differentiated, unique subset of the broader Christian market segment.

Under the banner of Faith Driven Global™, Stone is also the founder of: Faith Driven Consumer™, which educates, equips, and motivates Faith Driven Consumers to action in the marketplace of goods, services, and ideas; Faith Driven Entertainment™, which encourages Hollywood and other entertainment content producers to create more faith-friendly options that will resonate with the Faith Driven Consumer audience; American Insights, which brings innovative polling, survey research, and micro-targeting to brands enabling them to gain deep insight into the faith-driven community; and The Stone Agency, a national branding, marketing, and advertising agency with clients spanning a wide variety of sectors.

Key Takeaways:

[4:23] Whether following Faithnomics and worrying about religious spending is worth it to businesses

[9:14] If Hollywood is unfairly criticizing religious figures while profiting off them

[14:28] If other religious markets have a market that are big enough for businesses to concern themselves with

[18:29] Whether profiting off marketing to religious buyers goes against the bible's teachings

[22:18] How social media has impacted religious speech

[27:19] How the progressive mentality is shutting down religious voices

Websites Mentioned:

www.faithdrivenconsumer.com
#ExtinguishIntolerance

Direct download: SS_92_Chris_Stone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56am EST

Rabbi Yonason Goldson, a talmudic scholar and radio personality, is a former hitchhiker, circumnavigator, and newspaper columnist who lives with his wife in St. Louis, Missouri.  

His new book is Proverbial Beauty:  Secrets for Success and Happiness from the Wisdom of the Ages, a marriage of King Solomon’s proverbs with the mysterious beauty of the Mona Lisa, is filled with discovery, insight, and inspiration.

He has authored four books and hundreds of articles on contemporary issues, current events, inspiration, education, childraising, history, philosophy, spirituality, personal growth, and self-awareness.  Visit him at http://yonasongoldson.com.

Key Takeaways:


[5:07] What Solomon is warning us about

[7:40] Thoughts on congestion pricing and how what Solomon says we should use our eyes can solve problems like that

[12:05] The Rabbi's take on Hillary Clinton's Presidential run and what it means that the scandals she's involved in don't seem to mean anything

Websites Mentioned:

www.yonasongoldson.com

Direct download: SS_91_Yonason_Goldson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm EST

Kimberly Guilfoyle joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in January 2006 as the host of the one-hour crime-based program, “The Lineup,” which covers major breaking news including politics and entertainment with an emphasis on legal affairsShe currently co-hosts The Five, a one hour talk/debate show that airs at 5 PM EST on FNC.  Guilfoyle serves as a legal analyst for the channel, appearing regularly on O’Reilly, Hannity, and other shows.  She is also a host for FoxNews.com Live.

Prior to her broadcasting career, Kimberly served as an assistant district attorney at the San Francisco and Los Angeles District Attorney’s Offices. As managing attorney of the trial division in San Francisco, she was co-prosecutor in the case “People v. Noel and Knoller,” a second-degree murder trial involving a dog mauling, which received national and international attention and was chronicled on NBC’s “Dateline,” A&E’s “American Justice,” and, most recently, on Animal Planet’s “Animal Witness.” Guilfoyle also received an award for being “Outstanding Woman of the Year” from the City of San Francisco. During her legal career, Guilfoyle spent four years as a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles where she received several awards, including “Prosecutor of the Month.”

In 2005, Guilfoyle was named USO Entertainer of the Year. New York City has also awarded her with a “Special Civil Rights Award” in 2004. Guilfoyle is a magna cum laude graduate of University of California, Davis and attended the University of San Francisco School of Law and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, where she studied and was published for her research in international children’s rights and European Economic Community law. Guilfoyle presently serves as an active board member of The Gastro Esophageal Cancer Foundation and on the advisory panel for the American Bar Association.

Key Takeaways:

[5:10] How to assess career success and monotizing what you want to do

[8:32] What attracts her to real estate investing

[14:23] Surviving family drama and thriving

[16:33] What her dad did that made her self confident and a fantastic advocate for herself

Websites Mentioned:

www.kimberlyguilfoyle.com

Direct download: SS_90_Kimberly_Guilfoyle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13pm EST

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