Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Eitel Auditorium, Jacumin-Simpson Center
The Business, Vocation, and the Great Commission Lecture is co-sponsored by the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture and the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, and its theme represents a convergence of the mission of both organizations. Our calling as believers in Christ includes the vocation of business.
A biblical theology of economics and ethics provides the blueprint for how we conduct business. Acton Institute is an educational organization committed to exploring the foundation of faith, work, and economics with the goal of human flourishing. Acton develops resources to equip Christian leaders and those whom they influence to understand the intersection of faith, culture and public life. Their resources include a new film series/docu-drama For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles on the topic of human flourishing, other church small group video-based curricula such as Our Great Exchange, its premiere annual event, Acton University, and the Abraham Kuyper Translation Project. These are a sampling of resources that represent a rich 24-year history; engaging in seminal scholarship, providing unparalleled educational experiences, and equipping leaders with unique resources to engage the broader Christian community. To learn more about these and other resources visit www.acton.org.
Lecture:The First Great Commission, Business, and the Baptist Opportunity
Lecture Description: Each Christian tradition brings unique gifts to the way we understand and practice our faith. How is this the case with the gifts that come from the Baptist tradition? While exploring the First Great Commission that God gave to us and particularly the ways it helps us regard business as part of mission, we will see how the Baptist tradition helps lead us toward greater Christian faithfulness in our engagement with the world God has made.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Vincent Bacote is an Associate Professor of Theology and the Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. He is the author of the The Spirit in Public Theology: Appropriating the Legacy of Abraham Kuyper (2005), and has contributed to books including On Kuyper (2013), Aliens in the Promised Land (2013), Keep Your Head Up (2012) and Prophetic Evangelicals (2012). He has been a regular columnist for Comment and has also had articles appear in magazines such as Books and Culture, Christianity Today, Think Christian and re:generation quarterly and journals such as The Journal of Markets and Morality, Christian Scholars Review, Urban Mission and the Journal for Christian Theological Research. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Christian Ethics.