Major ON events will be taking place at ETS/EPS and Acton University. Here’s the scoop!
Acton University: Registration for next June’s Acton University conference opens on Nov. 16. As in previous years, a limited number of evangelical theological educators can get full support to attend the conference through Acton’s Oikonomia Fellowship. The ON will once again host our annual workshop during the conference, featuring TED style talks on theology and economics from leading figures, and meaty discussions of curricular integration with colleagues in your specific theological discipline. Plus there will be all the learning and networking opportunities we’ve come to expect from AU, so don’t wait to register!
ETS/EPS: Don’t forget to come see us at the Evangelical Theological Society meeting this year. We have a full slate of public activities.
ETS Tuesday Lunch: The Oikonomia Network is co-sponsoring a panel discussion with the Colson Center, the Acton Institute and Zondervan:
Benedict, Babylon and Kuyper:
Christian Faithfulness in a Post-Christian Context
Matthew Lee Anderson
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Hilton Grand Salon C
RSVP to Jeff Rogers at Jeff_Rogers@colsoncenter.org
Lunch is free for those who RSVP!
ETS Tuesday Evening: The Oikonomia Network is also co-sponsoring a screening of the Acton Institute’s revolutionary film, For the Life of the World. If you’ve never seen it, we urge you to come find out what you’ve been missing; if you have, come rediscover it in this distinct feature film format. The screening will start at 6:30pm in Hilton Grand Salon B; complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
RSVP to Chris Robertson at email@example.com if you plan to attend the screening.
And the Oikonomia Network will be hosting a dessert reception immediately following the film, at 9:00pm, right across the hall in Hilton Grand Salon D! Come enjoy our hospitality and an opportunity to network.
As you can see, we will have no shortage of opportunities at ETS/EPS this year! A list of opportunities that we thought you might want to be aware of (some of which are not ON events) are listed below. Please feel free to let us know if you are aware of other items that ought to be on this list!
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Sexuality and the Crisis of Religious Liberty
8:30 AM-10:50 AM
W. Bradford Wilcox
(University of Virginia)
(Dallas Theological Seminary)
W. Bradford Wilcox on Work, Poverty and Marriage
11:45 AM-1:00 PM
Hilton Grand Salon E
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Theology of Work and Economics Consultation
“Faith, Finance, and the Kingdom of God”
8:30 AM-11:40 AM
Moderator: Jordan J. Ballor
8:30 AM-9:00 AM
Jeffrey D. Chinery
Establishing a Biblical View of Money and Possessions as a Foundation for Ministry Service
9:00 AM-9:30 AM
(Trinity International University)
Reconciling the Secular and the Sacred: My Experience in Banking and Academia
9:30 AM-10:00 AM
W. Bradford Littlejohn
(Covenant Investment Advisors, LLC)
The Responsibility to be Irresponsible: The Moral Dilemmas of Saving and Investing Today
10:10 AM-11:40 AM
Banquet & ETS Presidential Address
Thursday, Nov. 19
2:40 PM—3:20 PM
(Talbot School of Theology)
Incidental or Deliberate? Exploring the Inclusion of ‘Bankers’ and ‘Interest’ in Jesus’ Parables of
the Talents and Minas (Matt 25:27, Luke 19:23) within the context of Financial Intermediaries of
the Greco-Roman Era and the Historical Debate on Usury