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Pew Business provides offline, online networking for Christian business owners

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By Jacob Trimmer
Inside The Pew

Pew Business has officially opened.

Grelan Muse Sr., founder of Inside The Pew, has officially announced the premiere of Pew Business, a section of the magazine that highlights business-related news from the Christian perspective.

He said the section is in step with the mission he established when the publication was founded in March 2009.

“We want to the Christian community to have a place where business owners can network with one another and create business connections,” he said. “We are the body, and we want to highlight for-profit businesses that understand God’s word and use it in the workplace.”

Muse said Pew Business spotlight has been up on the site since March. One of the first stories included in Pew Business was Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby. The National Bible Association presented Green with the John M. Templeton Biblical Values Award on April 15.

Muse said Lusi Chien, a Stanford University MBA candidate, who created the Bible Heroes app for children has also been featured in Pew Business. Just recently, Chien raised more than $5,000 through a Kickstarter campaign to allow her ministry to translate the apps into several languages.

Columnists from the business world and book reviews will grace the section. Current columnists include Dave Rawles, founder of CareerSolutions, a job seeker ministry that helps people land careers that is based in Bedford. Rawles is a former corporate HR executive. There is also Ahmad Davis, coach for Victory By Design in Beaumont, Texas. Davis provides readers with financial literacy advice.

Also included in the section are Pew Business spotlights. Each spotlight features small business owners who exemplify the core Christian principles in their work world. These features will run weekly beginning May 2.

“Throughout our years of service to Christian readers, we have run stories about the Christianity in the workplace, now we are bring other types of articles into the blueprint,” Muse said.

In the fall, Inside The Pew will sponsor business mixer events in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. These events will allow business owners to network with one another in person. He said more details will be presented as they become available.

To become a volunteer writer, email Tonya Andris, features and book reviewer for Inside The Pew, at pewnews@aol.com.

Young: The trials of Tim Tebow

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By Mylow Young
Special to Inside The Pew

Tim Tebow has made headlines again but perhaps for the very last timeMylowYoung2 as a member of the NFL. On April 29, Tebow was released from the New York Jets and it is speculated that he will not be signed by another team. Critics have insisted since the day he was signed by the Denver Broncos as the 25th pick in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft that Tebow doesn’t possess the skills to be an NFL player. He only went out and proved them wrong by leading Denver to six consecutive come from behind wins in the 2011 season that helped catapult the Broncos to the playoffs and a victory over the top defensive team in the league, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

But when all-world quarterback Peyton Manning became available in free

Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow

agency before the 2012 season, Tebow became expendable and was packed off to New York. In his first season with the Jets, Tebow was promised an opportunity to compete but was mislead when the team stuck with the inconsistent incumbent, Mark Sanchez. As the circus atmosphere in New York, escalated there was no doubt that Tebow would soon find his way out of yet another NFL door.

So what’s next for Tim? He insists he is an NFL quarterback, possessing the skills to lead a team to victory but will he get another shot at it? Many advise him to look to compete at another position while others suggest he go to Canada where the opportunity to succeed is a bit more prevalent. Tebow has decided to trust God. On Wednesday, he tweeted Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and don’t lean on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will direct your path.”

“How can he lack understanding on why he was released?” a prominent ESPN sports show panelist asked, making reference to Tebow’s skill set. “Tebow was saying, I tried everything else and it’s not working so I give up, you take it Lord” was the surprising response from the other panelist. Someone in secular media gets it!

I don’t feel sorry for Tebow; there’s no need. But I do believe that he is in a season of trial and is definitely in the fire. He has shown the wisdom and maturity to know that the position he’s in and the status that has been placed on Him is bigger than he is. I believe, and my guess is that Tebow believes as well, that it is God’s will that He endures what he must to first of all bring glory to God and secondly, to become the man he is destined to be off of the football field.

He has chosen to trust God above all else and that’s why I cheer for him. He’s trusting God above the possibility of never playing in the NFL again. But Tebow’s trials are much bigger than football, much bigger than a game. The difficult part is… the entire world is watching.

Mylow Young, a licensed minister and native of Philadelphia, is author of “Crack House Exodus: Against the Gates of Hell.” Follow Mylow on Facebook and on Twitter @mylowyoung.