My profile of entrepreneur Aaron Klusman was published today by Christianity Today as part of the This Is Our City project, which chose Phoenix as one of several cities to highlight. I enjoyed getting to know Aaron while researching the story and interviewing him, and I’m encouraged by what he and others are doing through entrepreneurial ventures to create jobs and to seek the flourishing of Phoenix.
Klusman works hard to turn a profit, as success in business requires, but the dividends extend beyond his investors. As he sees it, thriving businesses are instrumental to the flourishing of any vibrant city, and Phoenix is no exception. “If you’re going to talk about the well being of the city, the reality is that you have to understand economics,” he says. “A city flourishes as its economic engine thrives.” …
The belief that the work of our hands is a way of honoring God has become foundational to Klusman’s theology of work. “There’s intrinsic value in making a table,” he says. “You can take joy in that each day. You don’t need to slap a Bible verse on the leg of the table for it to be stamped with the approval of God.”
You can read the full story here. I’d love to hear your thoughts.