The Commonweal Project is calling for research papers on a topic related to work and human flourishing from a biblical perspective. Thanks to a generous grant from the Kern Family Foundation, the best papers will earn a cash prize:
Faculty Address with Dr. Os Guinness
“Impossible People: Facing up to the challenges
of the advanced modern world”
In this lecture, Dr. Os Guinness discusses how the U.S. is facing its gravest crisis since the Civil War.
Os Guinness is an author and social critic. Great-great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, he was born in China in World War Two where his parents were medical missionaries. A witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, he was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to Europe where he was educated in England. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford.
Lecture Lunch with Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
"Work to the glory of God"
Economics and work exist to glorify God, according to R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in a lecture for the school’s Commonweal Project.
Speaking from Genesis 1:28 and Genesis 3, Mohler explained how labor and work point to and fulfill God’s creation mandate. Labor brings about plenitude from poverty, he said, and Christians work to supply life-giving resources. Humans are to work, knowing that only God, though, creates perfectly and gives abundantly and infinitely. So Christians are to labor knowing that “our wealth is for kingdom expansion,” Mohler said. (news.sbts.edu | RuthAnne Irvin)