My Decision to Own Hobby Lobby

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The Patagonia founder recently made news when he relinquished ownership in his company to allow the mission and purpose to remain intact.

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His decision, while rare, mirrors the decision of other business owners such as Alan Barnhart of Barnhart Crane.

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In the mid-1980s I went through a period where I was proud to think I had a Midas touch—and I almost lost my business.

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God had to show me that it was he who gave success.

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The Bible says in Deuteronomy 8.18 that it is God who gives us the power to make money.

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In that vein, I encourage every leader to reflect on the source of their truth.

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I experienced a similar decision-making process with my ownership of Hobby Lobby; I have chosen God.

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On what basis do they make decisions? Is it just me, or is there a leadership party as well?

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