Just watched The Social Network.
You know, Roy and I love entrepreneurship, really enjoy it, but are always reining back our natural entrepreneurial instincts because we are Christians.
You know…those who seek wealth piercing themselves with many griefs, the love of money being the root of all evil, not being able to serve two masters: God and Mammon.
Is there a natural opposition between being a Christian and being an extremely wealthy entrepreneur? Would being the latter steal one’s heart from the love and pursuit of God?
We’re not extremely wealthy, of course, or even particularly wealthy, but also have deliberately kept our company small so that we have free time to think, to pray, to enjoy Scripture, family and friends. And creativity, gardening, travel, nature and our animals.
So, to come back to my question, what do you think? Would being a successful entrepreneur, and the ownership of a large company conflict with one’s love and pursuit of God?