Call for Papers - Christian Business Review

Next Issue Theme:  No Other Gods


  • Proposal: November 1, 2015
  • Completed Draft: February 15, 2016

The CBR serves to promote the implementation of biblical truth into leadership practice by showcasing experiences, research, and original thinking by Christian scholars and practitioners in the marketplace.

In the upcoming issue, we invite authors to examine the meaning and implications of the First Commandment: “…you shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:1-3) in the context of the 21st century marketplace. If “a god is what we sacrifice for and what we pursue” (Kyle Idleman, Gods at War, Zondervan, 2013), then the legitimate questions for the business professional should be: Can God become a distraction as we labor for accomplishments and success? Is a laser focus on “wins”, “kills”, and “profits” synonymous with idolatry? What is the meaning of a God-centered enterprise? What empirical evidence is there in support of the redemptive value for the Kingdom when God is placed first in business strategies? Is compromise with secular values in business and leadership practices to sustain competitive advantages a violation of the First Commandment? What exactly should business leaders do when they face unique challenges in the modern marketplace so that they can practice business as a worship of the true God

As always, the CBR seeks discussions that bear practical significance to the business professional. Therefore contributors are urged to relate any philosophical analyses to practicable ideas that benefit the practitioner.    

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