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Business and Economics

How Christian Faith Can Inform the Practice of Business

When: June 10, 2021, 9:00 am - Thursday

Where: Swang 112

Session 3

Session Abstract

This keynote session for the business and economics track brings two unique speakers from half a world apart to engage participants on how Christian faith can inform the practice of business. Both speakers affirm the power of business to carryout God’s purposes in this world.

 

Paper Abstracts

Hannah Stolze, Lipscomb University, “Wisdom-Based Business: Applying Biblical Principles and Evidence-Based Research for a Purposeful and Profitable Business”

At its best, business is both purposeful and profitable, dynamic and gainful, commercial and rewarding. Far from being opposites, good business and good behavior go hand-in-hand, and biblical principles can align with best practices. In this session, participants will explore the themes of Wisdom-Based Business to draw principles from the Bible’s wisdom literature and from evidence-based research to create a framework for business that is oriented toward excellence and sustainability.

 

 

Williams Abayaawien Atuilik, Heritage Christian College, “Christian Entrepreneurial Training in Developing Countries: Heritage Christian College’s Strategy to Fill a Gap”

 

Outside sponsors of kingdom work, especially from the United States, have invested a great deal of time, energy, and financial resources into planting churches in many developing countries with good success. However, too little investment has been made to deliberately empower Christians in these churches with business and entrepreneurial skills. The outcome is that many churches and Christians remain in an unhealthy and unsustainable dependency on Western funding. This paper considers Heritage Christian College’s effort to raise up Christian entrepreneurs and business leaders who have the skills and understand the responsibility of job/wealth creation as a kingdom enterprise.

Speakers

Andy Borchers, Lipscomb University, Convener

  • Hannah Stolze, Lipscomb University, “Wisdom-Based Business: Applying Biblical Principles and Evidence-Based Research for a Purposeful and Profitable Business”
  • Williams Abayaawien Atuilik, Heritage Christian College, “Christian Entrepreneurial Training in Developing Countries: Heritage Christian College’s Strategy to Fill a Gap”

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