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Monday, June 27, 2011

Business Theory or Theology?

I've been studying about Project Management applications in business and found an uncanny parallel between the traditional five steps in the life cycle of a project and the 5 points of Calvinism.

Project Management Steps:
  1.  Initiate
  2.  Plan
  3. Execute
  4. Control
  5. Closure

The "5 Points" as God's "Project":
  1. God initiates everything (including salvation, because we are totally depraved sinners)
  2. Unconditional Election is God's plan to save
  3. Particular Redemption is the execution of the plan
  4. In the Effectual Call, He guides the outcome of the plan
  5. The saints Persevere because God Preserves them, bringing the plan to perfect completion

See the parallels? God IS the greatest of all Project Managers.
Ephesians 1:11-12 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Romans 8:28-30 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
UPDATE: Ralph Petersen's insightful comments on this post can be read HERE


  1. Ralph,

    Thanks. Now we know where they got it from! Every good idea is borrowed (or stolen) from God.

    It makes me wonder where else we might find TULIPs growing unnoticed . . .


  2. That was my thought too.

    I have just posted a link to your blog on mine. Check it out if you like.

  3. Clever! I like it, and of course, every great idea begins with God.


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