Business as Mission in Light of Augustinian and Thomism Theology: Commendations and Critiques

  • Kent W. Seibert


In discussing business as mission, Richard Chewningconcludes that "The CBFA has for the first time come face to face with a theological issue, not merely an issue regarding integration.” His article, Augustine and Aquinas, raises several important issues for Christian business people and faculty engaged in the business as mission arena. His basic thesis is that, whether people are aware of it or not, their theological presuppositions color their view of BAM (business as mission). It is hard to argue with that thesis. There are additional aspects of his paper that I appreciate. But there are also ideas that I find problematic. I will cover each of these in turn.