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Christianity And Gambling: An Introduction, Massimo Leone Jul 2018

Christianity And Gambling: An Introduction, Massimo Leone

Occasional Papers

Religions hold complex relations with games and, in particular, with gambling. The article focuses on Christianity. On the one hand, the history of this religion shows a tendency to condemn games as source of distraction from spiritual rectitude and to stigmatize gambling, above all, as opening to metaphysical randomness and, as a consequence, as challenge to the idea of divine omniscience. On the other hand, Christianity has also sought to reinterpret games, and even gambling, as possible occasion for moral improvement and as useful distraction from the hardship of monastic life. A theological perspective that reaches its peak in Thomas ...


Management As A Liberal Art (Summary), C. William Pollard Sep 2017

Management As A Liberal Art (Summary), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this brief document, Pollard outlines the main contours of Peter Drucker's concept of "management as liberal art." In particular, he notes how management is a spiritual and moral endeavor oriented to the development of the whole person.

Note: Page 6 is missing from the original document.


Various Notes Regarding Peter Drucker, C. William Pollard Aug 2017

Various Notes Regarding Peter Drucker, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In these handwritten documents, Pollard outlines some of the main lessons he has learned from his decades-long friendship with noted management theorist Peter Drucker.


Speech On The Tides Of Life, C. William Pollard Aug 2017

Speech On The Tides Of Life, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

For Pollard, the development of people is the key to a future made uncertain by rapid socio-economic change. Proper development, however, is predicated on upholding ServiceMaster's primary objective of honoring God.


Some Ethical Principles For A Follower Of Jesus Christ Seeking To Lead In The Marketplace, C. William Pollard Aug 2017

Some Ethical Principles For A Follower Of Jesus Christ Seeking To Lead In The Marketplace, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In these seven principles Pollard outlines what is required of a disciple of Christ in the marketplace.


Speech At Second Faith At Work Summit, C. William Pollard Oct 2016

Speech At Second Faith At Work Summit, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In these brief remarks delivered via video at the second Faith at Work Summit (Dallas, TX), Pollard reflects on his own introduction to the idea that faith and and work can be mutually enriching.


Lessons Of Life, C. William Pollard Oct 2016

Lessons Of Life, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this outline from a speech at the 2016 InterAct/Delta One Workshop in Nashville, TN, Pollard provides thirteen "lessons of life" for the participants to learn from and reflect upon.


Leadership (Chattanooga, Tn), C. William Pollard Jul 2016

Leadership (Chattanooga, Tn), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This is the text of a speech Pollard delivered via video to the 10 Project Video Conference at Covenant College (Chattanooga, TN). In it he addresses the topic of leadership, focusing especially on the need for servant leaders.


The Tides Of Life (Convene Ceo Summit), C. William Pollard Apr 2016

The Tides Of Life (Convene Ceo Summit), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Delivered at the Convene CEO Summit, this speech asks how Christian business leaders might apply their faith in work settings. In particular, Pollard notes that servant leadership -- while not always overtly Christian -- is oftentimes the primary means of actualizing Christian values in the corporate firm.


The Soul Of Our Work (Article), C. William Pollard Feb 2016

The Soul Of Our Work (Article), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this article based on a speech delivered at the Faith at Work Summit, Pollard speaks of how Christians can be "ambassadors for Christ" in their work by adopting people-focused leadership strategies.


Speech At The New Canaan Society, C. William Pollard Jan 2016

Speech At The New Canaan Society, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In these brief remarks at a 2016 meeting of the New Canaan Society, Pollard outlines various lessons he learned during many decades spent in the corporate world.


Leadership Transition And Long Term Ministry Sustainability, C. William Pollard Oct 2015

Leadership Transition And Long Term Ministry Sustainability, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking to the Thornton Educational Fund Board of Directors, Pollard reflects upon what he considers the fundamentals of servant leadership and considers lessons he has learned from participating in several leadership transitions.


The Truth Of God's Way, C. William Pollard May 2015

The Truth Of God's Way, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at John Brown University's 2015 commencement exercises, Pollard encourages graduating students to build their future vocational endeavors upon God's truth as well as a commitment to servant leadership.


The Global Marketplace, C. William Pollard Apr 2015

The Global Marketplace, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This document serves as an outline for a speech Pollard gave at Fuller Theological Seminary's De Free Leadership Center (Pasadena, CA). It indicates that the speech centered around three themes: globalization, vocation, and leadership.


The Soul Of Our Work (Speech), C. William Pollard Feb 2015

The Soul Of Our Work (Speech), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this edited version of a speech delivered at the Faith at Work Summit, Pollard speaks of how Christians can be "ambassadors for Christ" in their work by adopting people-focused leadership strategies.


To Lead Like Jesus - An Awesome Responsibility, C. William Pollard Oct 2014

To Lead Like Jesus - An Awesome Responsibility, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this address at the Lead Like Jesus Summit (Four Seasons at Las Colinas - Dallas, TX), Pollard reflects on how he worked to apply the way of Jesus while leading a Fortune 500 company.


Outline For Interact And Other Talks And Teaching Lessons - Outline Of The Tides Of Life Chapters 1, 2, And 3, C. William Pollard Oct 2014

Outline For Interact And Other Talks And Teaching Lessons - Outline Of The Tides Of Life Chapters 1, 2, And 3, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

These pages serve as an outline for various talks Pollard gave as well as for the first three chapters of his The Tides of Life: Learning to Lead and Serve as You Navigate the Currents of Life (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014).


Outline For Interact And Other Talks And Teaching Lessons - Outline Of The Tides Of Life Chapters 4, 5, And 6, C. William Pollard Oct 2014

Outline For Interact And Other Talks And Teaching Lessons - Outline Of The Tides Of Life Chapters 4, 5, And 6, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

These pages serve as an outline for various talks Pollard gave as well as for chapters 4-6 of his The Tides of Life: Learning to Lead and Serve as You Navigate the Currents of Life (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014).


Outline For Interact And Other Talks And Teaching Lessons - Outline Of The Tides Of Life Chapters 7, 8, And 9, C. William Pollard Oct 2014

Outline For Interact And Other Talks And Teaching Lessons - Outline Of The Tides Of Life Chapters 7, 8, And 9, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

These pages serve as an outline for various talks Pollard gave as well as for chapters 7-9 of his The Tides of Life: Learning to Lead and Serve as You Navigate the Currents of Life (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014).


The Soul Of The Movement (Short Version), C. William Pollard Oct 2014

The Soul Of The Movement (Short Version), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at the 2014 Faith at Work Summit (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Boston, MA), Pollard contends that people represent the only thing of eternal value in the global marketplace. In light of this, he argues that Christians must be service-oriented ambassadors for Christ in the corporate world.


The Soul Of The Movement (Long Version), C. William Pollard, Al Erisman Oct 2014

The Soul Of The Movement (Long Version), C. William Pollard, Al Erisman

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech at the 2014 Faith at Work Summit (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Boston, MA), Pollard contends that people represent the only thing of eternal value in the global marketplace. In light of this, he argues that Christians must be service-oriented ambassadors for Christ in the corporate world.

Included at the end of the speech is an email from one of the summit's conveners, Al Erisman, and Pollard's handwritten notes.


Business As A Calling / Profit As A Virtue, C. William Pollard May 2014

Business As A Calling / Profit As A Virtue, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This speech was delivered at a Symposium on Corporations, Capitalism, and Christianity sponsored by The Center for Lifelong Learning at Windsor Park Retirement Community in Carol Stream, IL. In it Pollard considers the integration of business and faith, focusing primarily on how leaders must cultivate the humanity of their employees while simultaneously maximizing profit.


Business As A Calling Of God (Dallas), C. William Pollard Apr 2014

Business As A Calling Of God (Dallas), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Dallas Theological Seminary's Table Conference 2014, Pollard considers the integration of faith and work, noting in particular the need for both a transformation of leadership and new approach to educating future business leaders. For Pollard, what it means to lead cannot be divorced from questions of faith and God.


The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Chicago), C. William Pollard Dec 2013

The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Chicago), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this address at the University of Chicago's Booth Graduate School of Business, Pollard reflects on the need for servant leadership among corporate managers. Such leadership, he contends, will be rooted in faith and oriented to the holistic development of those the organization employs.


The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Romania), C. William Pollard Oct 2013

The Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Romania), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In remarks delivered at Romania's Emanuel University in October 2013, Pollard considers the need for servant leadership, which he argues can never be divorced from faith and must be oriented to the production of spiritual as well as monetary capital.


Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Newport, Va), C. William Pollard Sep 2013

Awesome Responsibility Of Leadership (Newport, Va), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Christopher Newport University (Newport, VA), Pollard outlines his vision of leadership, arguing that the exercise of true leadership can never be divorced from questions of faith. This is because leadership is fundamentally about character development. When exercised in a servant-like manner it has the ability to create an organization that is as much a moral community as it is a profit-oriented institution.


Management As A Liberal Art (Seattle), C. William Pollard Aug 2013

Management As A Liberal Art (Seattle), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In these opening remarks recorded for a fall seminar at Seattle Pacific University, Pollard outlines Peter Drucker's theory of management as a liberal art and details the ways in which it was implemented in the ServiceMaster organization. He also notes why such a vision is important for contemporary management education.


By Design: Ethics, Theology, And The Practice Of Engineering, Brad Kallenberg Jan 2013

By Design: Ethics, Theology, And The Practice Of Engineering, Brad Kallenberg

Religious Studies Faculty Publications

Both engineering and human living take place in a messy world, one chock full of unknowns and contingencies. "Design reasoning" is the way engineers cope with real-world contingency. Because of the messiness, books about engineering design cannot have "ideal solutions" printed in the back in the same way that mathematics textbooks can. Design reasoning does not produce a single, ideally correct answer to a given problem but rather generates a wide variety of rival solutions that vie against each other for their relative level of "satisfactoriness." A reasoning process analogous to design is needed in ethics. Since the realm of ...


Servant Leadership And African American Pastors, Clarence Bunch Jan 2013

Servant Leadership And African American Pastors, Clarence Bunch

Dissertations & Theses

Robert Greenleaf (1977) took a follower’s, rather than a leader-centric, point of view of leadership by describing a leader as one who leads by serving. He identified a leader as one who sets other people’s needs above his or her own. He argued that motivation of leaders must begin with the conscious choice to serve others. Greenleaf’s concept provides the basis for a theoretical model of servant leadership. This dissertation examines the extent to which African American pastors exhibit servant leadership characteristics, using the Servant Leadership Questionnaire (Barbuto & Wheeler, 2006). A sample of 358 African American pastors ...


The Virtue Of Profit (California), C. William Pollard Dec 2012

The Virtue Of Profit (California), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This particular version of the "Virtue of Profit" speech was prepared by Pollard for a meeting with a Chinese business associate. In it he contends that profit can be considered virtuous when it allows servant leaders to invest in employees, thereby contributing to the moral and spiritual formation of human beings.