Theology and Economics

Course

Theology and Economics

$20 for course

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Description

We need to connect these two because lives of Christ followers should manifest the Gospel, making it tangible and visible.  In addition to personal holiness, we need to reach beyond ourselves and have an impact on the world around us.

Christians are called to live out God’s creation purposes and be signposts of the glorious future to come. That includes activities like religious works, charity, and volunteering, but these take up only a small fraction of our lives; discipleship must be a whole-life endeavor. If we want to follow God’s call and live into our true identity as his stewards, we have to integrate our faith with the spheres of life in which we invest most of our time: work and the economy.

This course, taught by Dr. Greg Forster will enable you to think clearly about these two issues, their relationship to each other and to all of life.

Dr. Greg Forster is a program director at the Kern Family Foundation, where he directs the Oikonomia Network, a national learning community of evangelical seminaries that equips pastors with a theological understanding of faith, work, and economics. He is also the editor of Hang Together, a group blog on religion, politics and national identity; a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice; the author of five books and numerous articles in both academic and popular publications; and a regular contributor to online sources including The Gospel Coalition and First Thoughts. His writing covers theology, economics, political philosophy, and education policy. He received a doctorate with distinction in political philosophy from Yale University.

Course Outline

Session 1

WHY ECONOMICS?

Session 2

STEWARDSHIP AND FLOURISHING

Session 3

WORK AND VALUE

Session 4

PRODUCTIVITY AND OPPORTUNITY

Session 5

RESPONSIBLE ACTION

Session 6

INTERVIEW WITH JON MARKS

Session 7

INTERVIEW WITH GERRYY SMITH

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