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The Virtue Of Profit (Wheaton, Il - First Revision), C. William Pollard May 2009

The Virtue Of Profit (Wheaton, Il - First Revision), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech -- a revised version of one delivered at Wheaton College's Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy -- Pollard 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.



The Virtue Of Profit (Mclean, Va), C. William Pollard Feb 2009

The Virtue Of Profit (Mclean, Va), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech delivered to the Workforce Ministry Group of McLean Presbyterian Church (McLean, VA), Pollard 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.


One Mathematician's Journey Through Mathematics And The Faith Equation: One Mathematician's Journey In Christianity (Book Reviews), Calvin Jongsma Sep 2008

One Mathematician's Journey Through Mathematics And The Faith Equation: One Mathematician's Journey In Christianity (Book Reviews), Calvin Jongsma

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Reviewed Titles: Bittinger, Marvin. One Mathematician’s Journey through Mathematics. Addison-Wesley, 2004. ix + 212 pages. ISBN: 0321241509. Bittinger, Marvin. The Faith Equation: One Mathematician’s Journey in Christianity. Literary Architects, 2007. xxv + 290 pages. ISBN: 1933669071.

The article incorrectly cites "One Man's Journey through Mathematics" as "One Mathematician's Journey through Mathematics."


The Seeking And Knowing Of Truth, C. William Pollard May 2008

The Seeking And Knowing Of Truth, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this address to the graduating students of Aurora University (Aurora, IL), Pollard draws upon his time as CEO of ServiceMaster in order to explain how seeking after truth is the proper foundation of any vocation.




The Journey Of Life, C. William Pollard Aug 2007

The Journey Of Life, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Emmaus College's (Dubuque, IA) 2007 convocation, Pollard urges the students to understand their vocation -- whatever it may be -- as a way of actualizing their commitment to Christ in everyday life.


Management As A Liberal Art (Chattanooga, Tn), C. William Pollard Jan 2007

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

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Covenant College, Pollard outlines his vision -- adopted from that of noted theorist Peter Drucker -- of management as a liberal art. In particular, he focuses on how corporate leadership cannot be oriented to simply utilitarian goals but must also consider the whole person physical, spiritual, and moral being.


Open For Business (Long Version), C. William Pollard Jan 2007

Open For Business (Long Version), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Reflecting on his own experience bridging the gulf between business and faith while serving as Chairman of ServiceMaster, in this lecture Pollard encourages students at Covenant College to go forth into their future vocations confident that they will be able to integrate faith and work in whatever arena they are called to serve in.


Open For Business (Short Version), C. William Pollard Jan 2007

Open For Business (Short Version), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Reflecting on his own experience bridging the gulf between business and faith while serving as Chairman of ServiceMaster, Pollard encourages students at Covenant College to go forth into their future vocations confident in their abilities to integrate faith and work in whatever arena they are called to serve.


Business As A Mission; Business As A Calling (Long Version), C. William Pollard Dec 2006

Business As A Mission; Business As A Calling (Long Version), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at InterVarsity's Open for Business Conference in St. Louis, MO, Pollard describes vocation as fulfilling whatever call God has placed on our lives. By drawing upon his own story as a Christian businessman, he shows how such a fulfillment requires the implementation of servant leadership.


The Business Of God At Work, C. William Pollard Oct 2006

The Business Of God At Work, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking to the Christian Business Faculty Association in Cedarville, OH, Pollard addresses the question of "God's role in the marketplace" and how businesses can be moral communities oriented to the "development of human character."


A Cross-Eyed View Of Leadership, C. William Polalrd May 2006

A Cross-Eyed View Of Leadership, C. William Polalrd

C. William Pollard Papers

In this address to the 2006 graduates of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Pollard advocates a cross-centered approach to leadership, one which looks to Jesus Christ as the model of the true servant leader.


Leadership In Turbulent Times (Jackson, Tn), C. William Pollard Apr 2006

Leadership In Turbulent Times (Jackson, Tn), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Union University (Jackson, TN), Pollard contends that the turbulent years in which we live require moral leadership oriented to cultivating purpose in people's lives.


Leadership In Turbulent Times (Seattle), C. William Pollard Apr 2006

Leadership In Turbulent Times (Seattle), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Seattle Pacific University, Pollard contends that the turbulent years in which we live require moral leadership oriented to cultivating purpose in people's lives.


Go Where The Fish Are, C. William Pollard Jan 2005

Go Where The Fish Are, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Pollard delivered this meditation on Luke 5 at the 2005 Council for Christian Colleges and Universities President's Conference in Washington, D.C. In it he contends that one can learn much about leadership from following the example of Christ.


Knowing What Is Right And Doing It (Wheaton, Il), C. William Pollard Mar 2004

Knowing What Is Right And Doing It (Wheaton, Il), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this semi-autobiographical chapel address at Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL), Pollard urges students to dedicate themselves to a "renewed focus on conscience and character," showing from his own experience at ServiceMaster how important it is for leaders to distinguish between right and wrong.


A Charge To Keep, C. William Pollard May 2003

A Charge To Keep, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this address at the Emmanuel University's (Oradea, Romania) 2003 commencement ceremony, Pollard encourages the graduating seniors to see themselves as going out to serve and engage the world for Christ in whatever field of work they may enter.


Bridging The Gulf Between Faith And Work (Charlottesville, Va), C. William Pollard Apr 2001

Bridging The Gulf Between Faith And Work (Charlottesville, Va), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This speech -- delivered at the Darden Christian Fellowship, an MBA student organization at the University of Virginia -- addresses how students might understand their future careers in the business world as a means of actualizing their faith in daily life.


Soul Of The Firm: Business As A Christian Calling, C. William Pollard Jun 1999

Soul Of The Firm: Business As A Christian Calling, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Pollard delievered this speech at Business '99: An Outstanding Christian Calling, a symposium held by Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI). In it he speaks of how a holistic focus on people is the bedrock of transforming work into a holy vocation.


Do Ethics And Profit Mix?, C. William Pollard May 1999

Do Ethics And Profit Mix?, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech delivered at Judson College (Elgin, IL), Pollard considers the relationship between profit-driven business initiatives and ethics, focusing particularly on how people (i.e., employees and customers) exist as the ethical foundation of any business.


Steer For Open Water, C. William Pollard May 1998

Steer For Open Water, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this reflection on Exodus 33, Pollard encourages the graduating class of Emmanuel Bible Institute (Oradea, Romania) to "steer for open waters" by serving their Romanian context with confidence that their vocation is a means of implementing their faith in daily life.


Bridging The Gulf (New Haven, Ct), C. William Pollard May 1998

Bridging The Gulf (New Haven, Ct), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Delivered at the Yale Berkeley Seminar (hosted by Berkeley Divinity School at Yale) in New Haven, CT, this speech asks how Christians might bridge the gulf between work and faith (or God and profit). Pollard posits that the link between the two is to be found in people, all of whom are made in the image of God. In this framework, the corporate firm may be construed as an institution of moral formation.


Tenure, C. William Pollard Feb 1998

Tenure, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this extract from a memo written to Walt Kaiser (then President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a board member at Wheaton College), Pollard writes of his discomfort with establishing tenure as a policy at Wheaton.


Speech At Liberty University Baccalaureate (Draft), C. William Pollard May 1997

Speech At Liberty University Baccalaureate (Draft), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

This draft of a speech to be delivered at Liberty University's (Lynchburg, VA) 1997 Baccalaureate Service is an extended meditation on Exodus 33 and the question of vocation.


A Common Ground In A Divided World, C. William Pollard Jan 1997

A Common Ground In A Divided World, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this address to seniors at Taylor University (Upland, IN), Pollard considers the integration of faith and work. He encourages his audience to understand their future vocations as ways in which they might live out their Christian faith in daily life.


The Tension Between Knowing And Doing, C. William Pollard Nov 1996

The Tension Between Knowing And Doing, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Delivered at Seattle Pacific University and geared primarily for business students, this speech addresses the question of whether God and profit mix.


The Soul Of The Firm (Mechanicsburg, Pa), C. William Pollard Oct 1996

The Soul Of The Firm (Mechanicsburg, Pa), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech delivered at Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, PA), Pollard elucidates his theory concerning the "soul of the firm," which is most easily defined as the people who work for the organization. In light of this, he defines corporate leadership as essentially a form of service, a means by which the manager serves the greater good of the individuals who make up the larger organization.


Thinking Like Jesus, C. William Pollard Mar 1996

Thinking Like Jesus, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this chapel address at Daystar University's Athi River campus (Kenya), Pollard urges students to "think like Jesus" by adopting an incarnational, service-oriented lifestyle.


Who Are You And What Do You Want? (Nairobi, Kenya), C. William Pollard Mar 1996

Who Are You And What Do You Want? (Nairobi, Kenya), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at Daystar University's Athi River Campus, Pollard addresses the question of vocation. Rather than simply being synonymous with 'career,' he contends that vocation is the specific way one is called to actualize faith in daily life.

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Who Are You And What Do You Want? (Elgin, Il), C. William Pollard Sep 1995

Who Are You And What Do You Want? (Elgin, Il), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this semi-autobiographical chapel address at Judson College, Pollard addresses the question of vocation. Rather than simply being synonymous with "career," he contends that vocation is the specific way one is called to actualize faith in daily life.


Who Are You And What Do You Want? (Wheaton, Il), C. William Pollard Oct 1994

Who Are You And What Do You Want? (Wheaton, Il), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

Speaking at a Wheaton College chapel service, Pollard addresses the question of vocation. Rather than simply being synonymous with 'career,' he contends that vocation is the specific way one is called to actualize faith in daily life.