By Dr. Elizabeth Christian
Pineville, LA (LC News) — Louisiana College will hold its 5th Annual God in the Workplace Lecture Series on “Money, Greed and God: The Christian Case for Free Enterprise” on Monday at 6 p.m.
Dr. Jay W. Richards, assistant research professor in The Busch School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America, will be the speaker.
“Louisiana College’s 5th Annual God in the Workplace Lecture Series brings to the forefront the significance of the intersection of Faith and Work,” said President Rick Brewer. “As God’s Workmanship (Ephesians 2:10) we understand the role of the Christ-Follower in the marketplace is to be a wise and faithful steward of people, projects, time and resources. Dr. Jay Richards will effectively challenge and encourage participants to better understand the need to be equipped with an apologetic which ‘contends for the Faith’ (Jude 3) in the midst of a turbulent time.”
Richards is the executive editor of The Stream and a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute where he works with the Center on Wealth, Poverty and Morality.
“Free enterprise and business are often blamed for all manner of social ills,” Richards said. “Like all human enterprises, they are tainted by sin. But business in a free economy is the primary way poverty is alleviated and wealth is created. In fact, it’s the only known way that entire cultures can emerge from poverty. It’s important for Christians to understand this. It’s also vital to understand that most people will make a living in business. They need to know that business is a noble calling—an opportunity to create value, as creatures made in the image of the creative God.”
In addition to writing many academic articles, books and popular essays on a wide variety of subjects, Richards edited the award-winning anthology God & Evolution and co-authored The Privileged Planet. His most recent book is The Human Advantage.
Richards has a Ph.D., with honors, in philosophy and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, an M.Div., a Th.M., and a B.A. with majors in political science and religion. He lives with his family in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
The public is encouraged to attend the event in Guinn Auditorium, Monday at 6 p.m. Social distancing will be practiced, and attendees should wear masks.
The following is the link to view the event live: