Here's what one story about the fates of some of America's most rich and powerful people can teach us about obedience to God.
Rev. Dr. Kenneth J. Barnes, FRSA is the Mockler-Phillips Professor of Workplace Theology and Business Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Director of the Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Public Square, and Tutor in Theology and Religious Studies at Oxford University (Department of Continuing Education).
Professor Barnes is not a typical “career academic,” having previously spent many years as a senior international executive, working for multi-billion-dollar companies on six continents. He has also served as a bi-vocational pastor in both the United States and the United Kingdom where he holds dual-citizenship.
Over the years, Dr. Barnes learned to balance life in the corporate world with his duties as an ordained minister and theological scholar, earning four advanced degrees in Biblical Studies (Old Testament concentration), Divinity (ordination degree), Theology (church history and doctrine) and Ministry (chaplaincy).