16 episodes

A podcast exploring the tension Christian Entrepreneurs face while trying to simultaneously pursue success in business, and sacrifice in service to Christ.I’m your host, Sean Tambagahan - and I’m glad to be with you on this journey.

Conflicted Sean Tambagahan

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

A podcast exploring the tension Christian Entrepreneurs face while trying to simultaneously pursue success in business, and sacrifice in service to Christ.I’m your host, Sean Tambagahan - and I’m glad to be with you on this journey.

    Episode 15 - Company Culture and Core Values

    Episode 15 - Company Culture and Core Values

    In this episode of the Conflicted Podcast, we’re talking about Company Culture and Core Values. What is culture and why is it important? What should culture influence? How does my company’s culture affect the day-to-day operations? How do I define my company’s culture? How do I keep company culture front and center with my team? 


    These are all the questions answered in Episode 15 of Conflicted. I hope you enjoy it.

    BONUS
    Put together a culture plan by answering these questions for your business:
    What are your company’s core values?What meetings will you have, and how often (as a team)?What will the format be?How will you incorporate leadership development?What practical things will you do regularly to deepen culture? How frequent?How will you keep core values and the vision top of mind?How will culture affect your hiring/firing process?
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    • 23 min
    Episode 14 - Handling Difficult Seasons

    Episode 14 - Handling Difficult Seasons

    If you’re in business, whether you’re Christian or not, tough times WILL come. The question is how will you handle them.

    As a Christian Entrepreneur, I've faced at least four types of difficulties:
    1. Financial Pressures
    2. Burnout
    3. Staff Issues
    4. Personal Issues

    In this episode, I discuss some of the insights I've learned in navigating these difficulties. 

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    Show Song: 
    *FLAMES* - chill hip hop beat by Skunky Prod
    https://soundcloud.com/pedro-lito-5/flames-chill-hip-hop-beat-by-skunky-prod-97160-cc-by-40

    • 18 min
    Episode 13 - Identity

    Episode 13 - Identity

    Who are you? What do you find your identity in? Everyone has the innate desire to know who they are; what significance they have in creation; what meaning they can bring to the world; how they fit into the grand scheme of things. The problem is that as sinful humans we are very bad at trying to figure this out on our own. 


    We must start with the foundational truth that identity is given by God, not self-created. Then we have to realize that our identity is multifaceted. 


    We are complex in our makeup and identify in all sorts of ways. However, all the various aspects of our identity must be subject to what God has declared over us. There are at least three “categories” of things we find our identity in:
    Who we are as humansWho we are as ChristiansWho we are as individuals

    Many people are trying to find out who they are as an individual, but they do not have a correct understanding of who they are as a human, or who they are in Christ. 


    The world errs in trying to discover their personal identity, but ignoring what God has declared their identity to be as humans, and their identity as needing to be in Christ. This leads to sinful expressions of personal identity. 


    The church errs in focusing ONLY on our identity as hidden in Christ, and ignoring the diverse ways Christ has chosen to have that expressed. This leads to us thinking that the different things we like to do are insignificant




    HOW TO FIND YOUR IDENTITY
    Assuming you understand your identity as a human, made in God’s image, and a child of God hidden in Christ - how do you find your individual identity?


    What do you enjoy doing?
    Psalms 37:4 


    What are you good at doing?
    1 Peter 4:10


    What has been affirmed by others? 
    Acts 6:1-6


    Seek the help of your elders to draw out your gifting
    Ephesians 4:12 


    Whatever you do, commit your ways to the Lord
    Philippians 1:27, Colossians 3:17, Colossians 3:23-24


    Book Referenced: A.W. Tozer - The Pursuit of God: https://amzn.to/3c8FpWI 


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     A few ways to help:
    Please subscribe and share this podcast with othersPlease write a positive review if you like this contentPlease consider supporting the podcast financially from my Patreon Page here: https://www.patreon.com/Seantamba 
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    Show Song: 
    *FLAMES* - chill hip hop beat by Skunky Prod
    https://soundcloud.com/pedro-lito-5/flames-chill-hip-hop-beat-by-skunky-prod-97160-cc-by-40

    • 31 min
    Episode 12 - Are You Happy?

    Episode 12 - Are You Happy?

    Are You Happy? Why or why not?What are the joy-killers in your life? When do you find yourself sad, angry, bitter, frustrated, anxious, etc.?What part of the Gospel do you need to remind yourself of in those times?If you are happy, is your current state of happiness leading you towards or distracting you from ultimate and eternal happiness in God, through Christ?
    In this episode, we talk about happiness in the life of a Christian Entrepreneur. Spoiler-alert - if our business is the source of our happiness we are committing idolatry. 

    A few ways to help:
    Please subscribe and share this podcast with othersPlease write a positive review if you like this contentPlease consider supporting the podcast financially from my Patreon Page here: https://www.patreon.com/Seantamba 
     Visit the website and subscribe to the email list here: http://theconflictedpodcast.com/


    Show Song: 
    *FLAMES* - chill hip hop beat by Skunky Prod
    https://soundcloud.com/pedro-lito-5/flames-chill-hip-hop-beat-by-skunky-prod-97160-cc-by-40

    • 39 min
    Episode 11 - Would Apostle Paul Make a Tent for a Gay Wedding?

    Episode 11 - Would Apostle Paul Make a Tent for a Gay Wedding?

    Would the Apostle Paul build a Tent for a Gay Wedding?

    The heart of this question is something I've been wrestling with for a while, but more so in recent years. I run a non-religious design and marketing agency and have served clients from all backgrounds regardless of their faith, or sexual orientation. I have historically turned down projects that are obviously in contradiction with my values. However, as I proceed in business the gray area seems to get wider as businesses and organizations become more and more liberal and openly sin-affirming in their core beliefs. 

    I wrestle with the question - should I continue doing marketing and creating content for businesses who will likely use what I create for an agenda I disagree with? If I build a website for an insurance company (hypothetically speaking) that puts their statement about gay inclusion and intersectionality training on their About Us page, am I compromising? Or do I serve them as unto God and not assume unnecessary liability for what they may do with what I create for them?

    Would Apostle Paul make a tent for someone after learning that it would be given as a gift to a homosexual couple at their wedding? Would he appeal to his words in 1 Corinthians 8:8

    “[this] will not make us acceptable to God. We are not inferior if we don’t [do business], and we are not better if we do...”

    I don't have a quick and easy answer, but I have three principles to suggest:
    1) Be thoughtful. Don't settle for knee-jerk reactions to complex questions, and don't assume most questions are not complex. 

    2) Be consistent. Draw out implications and scenarios that are different, yet similar to the predicament you're facing and ask yourself "am I acting with consistency?"

    3) Operate from Faith. Anything that is not done in faith is sin. Whatever you do, do it as unto God for the purpose of bringing Him glory. 

    I'd love to hear your feedback, pushback, or questions.

    A few ways to help:
    Please subscribe and share this podcast with othersPlease write a positive review if you like this contentPlease consider supporting the podcast financially from my Patreon Page here: https://www.patreon.com/Seantamba 
    Visit the website and subscribe to the email list here: http://theconflictedpodcast.com/


    Show Song: 
    *FLAMES* - chill hip hop beat by Skunky Prod
    https://soundcloud.com/pedro-lito-5/flames-chill-hip-hop-beat-by-skunky-prod-97160-cc-by-40

    • 27 min
    Episode 10 - Zack Follett Pt.3/3

    Episode 10 - Zack Follett Pt.3/3

    This is part 3/3 in my interview with Zack Follett - Founder and CEO of Kuppa Joy Coffee. In this episode, we talk about the pressure and expectations of running your business with the face of Christianity.


    A few ways to help:
    Please subscribe and share this podcast with othersPlease write a positive review if you like this contentPlease consider supporting the podcast financially from my Patreon Page here: https://www.patreon.com/Seantamba 
    Visit the website and subscribe to the email list here: http://theconflictedpodcast.com/


    Show Song: 
    *FLAMES* - chill hip hop beat by Skunky Prod
    https://soundcloud.com/pedro-lito-5/flames-chill-hip-hop-beat-by-skunky-prod-97160-cc-by-40

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

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Practical and balanced

As a pastor myself, but being bivocational, I see the need for this topic. It’s a struggle to do both but the in sight given helps business owning Christians.

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Inconsistent with Convictions

Sean is inconsistent with his beliefs and business strategy advocating often hypocritical and contradictory advice.

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