Techonology Founder Chi-Ming Chien Guides Company Culture with Isaiah 65 and Amos 5 (Video)Video / Produced by partner of TOW
Chi-Ming Chien uses the verses Isaiah 65:17-25 and Amos 5:15 to guide his company into marketplace interactions that live out a Christian calling.
That passage out of Isaiah 65 where Isaiah is talking about the new heavens and the new earth, the vision that Isaiah puts out is just super simple: that infants don’t die when they’re young, that old people live out their years. People build houses and live in them. People plant gardens and eat their fruit.
There’s this sense that there’s these very basic things of human existence and human life that lots of people from lots of different convictional starting points can share in.
We’ve been working on what that means for Dayspring: what it means that we are a company with Christian convictions. How do we invite folks from other kinds of convictional places to share in a common good work together?
The verse from Amos in Eugene Peterson’s The Message translation is: “Hate evil, love good, and work it out in the public square” (Amos 5:15). The work of justice and the work that God would have the people of God do is actually something that’s done in the marketplace.
I think the reason why it’s just really been core to how Dayspring understands itself is because we do think that there’s a way in which a business in the marketplace ought to live out a calling to be Christian. We don’t wall off the marketplace as something that the gospel doesn’t have implications for. But instead, this gospel message of reconciliation - the good news that Christ is reordering all of our relationships and that we can have redemptive interactions – is native to a marketplace environment.
Watch the full film Dayspring (Monastery 2.0) from the Faith & Co. film series from Seattle Pacific University.
This video serves as an illustration to the TOW Bible Commentary article Work's Ultimate Meaning (Isaiah 60).