Category Archives: BAM Disciple-making and Vision

BAM’S Evil Twin is Your Business Partner!?

Is BAM’S Evil Twin Your Business Partner? In this blog I usually consider BAM and talk about commonsense in the Other culture and how to get it. It’s time to talk about spiritual commonsense and how little we have.I know, … Continue reading

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Export Yourself: Be Superficial in the Other Culture

Don’t Export Yourself: Don’t Be Superficial in the Other Culture, or anywhere. I have made it my business to advise businesspeople what to do, beyond the cultural surfaces of bowing or shaking hands, as they embed themselves in communities where … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT CULTURE

It’s not always about culture. (1) “Culture skill” is a “soft skill,” so people say. It’s not part of the business portfolio, or at least not a very important part. I get this argument, but of course I think it’s … Continue reading

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BAM: Body-and-Soul Marketing?

What do you think about putting Jesus on a billboard? Not my idea of helpful evangelism, but . . . The other day we were riding down the highway with my neighbors and their 8-year-old. He noticed a huge billboard … Continue reading

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JOB BAM JOB

The Job BAM job. Lately I have been reading Job. “He is massively ignorant,” says my friend Marc* as he reflects on the latter chapters of Job. In my wealth of information, folk wisdom, and fountains of cultural insights put forth … Continue reading

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BAMBASSADORS

Dear BAMbassador, As a businessperson, YOUR experiences will modify the message. The message is full of you, the messenger The communicator’s personality and experiences modify the form of a message, says Donald K. Smith. In some sense the message of the gospel … Continue reading

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The Only Way BAM Makes Sense: The Primacy of the Core Narrative for BAM, culture-thinking . . . and everything else

BAM and my emphasis in this blog on “culture training” is worthless apart from a reliable core narrative: The Good News of the appearing, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In case you think I am selling you a well-starched … Continue reading

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