Dr. Tim, host of Write Here, Write Now, often shares a story about his dad who owned a very successful small business. His dad was also quite active in local and regional church matters in the United Church of Christ. As such, he dealt with ministers a lot. When Dr. Tim indicated his interest in studying for ministry, his father replied, “Then I want you to get as good a business education as you can. Ministers need to have a business sense about them and very few do.” Dr. Tim did that including taking business courses at Harvard Business School as part of his DMin. studies.
When Dave Doty felt called to seminary, it was to study economics, the marketplace in Christian perspective, and Christians in marketplace vocations. After eight years’ research and writing, Dave’s first book, Eden’s Bridge: The Marketplace in Creation and Mission, was published in 2011.
Timothy Read is licensed to practice law in Georgia, Virginia, Texas and California. He is also an ordained ministry within the Presbyterian Church, USA. Tim’s current writing interest is in areas of constructing (and often deconstructing) missional organizations to balance the competing needs of accountability, transparency and stewardship with priorities of freedom, creativity and external focus.
Guests Dave Doty and Attorney Tim Read along with Dr. Tim will discuss the challenge of bringing solid economic practices combined with accountability and well grounded theology to the market place. Faith, accountability and solid business practices should be solidly intertwined if folks claim the mantle of business leader and person of faith. Learn from these guest authors how they chose their topic of interest for writing and how they engage in research to write effectively.