Christianity And Management Case Study

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“Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet”- Henry Mintzberg. What about when Christianity is included in this meeting? The role of Christianity in business is one that has long since been debated among Christians and non-believers alike. Both management and Christianity have assumptions by which they work, some which are contrasting and others that are complementary. As a result, there are ongoing tensions which Christians managers need to reconcile on a daily basis between the business world and their faith. Although some believe that these contrasting assumptions and tensions are irreconcilable, Christians can be managers if they are willing to be intentional about the way they integrate their faith into the business world. In order for Christian managers to intentionally integrate their faith into the business world, they first need to be aware of the contrasting assumptions. This paper will address five managerial assumptions and how they contrast with fundamental Christian beliefs. The first …show more content…
This is likely because pride is arguably the only sin from which all other sins stem from because it implies that one is self-sufficient and in no need of God. The pursuit of wealth can easily lead to pride which contradicts the fundamental Christian belief of “Reality of God (Cafferky, 2012, p. 522).” This is because, as Cafferky mentions, “When the person pursuing wealth…believes that God has no effect on our ability to obtain wealth, that person is denying God’s existence (Cafferky, 2012, p. 527).” When a person relies on money rather than God makes money an idol and as it says in Exodus 20:3, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Human beings were not created to sustain themselves, rather, they were created to rely on the provisions of their creator. As mentioned previously in Deuteronomy 8:18, we are called to “remember the Lord your God” as the one from whom provisions

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