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Flannery O’Connor and the Church’s Failure of Imagination (Engage the Speaker AU2021)

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Engage the Speaker Session for “Flannery O’Connor and the Church’s Failure of Imagination” (AU2021). Original Lecture description below. Over the past several years, I consistently read about “diseased cultural imagination” or “failure of imagination” in areas of our public and private life: we do not imagine things as they are but our cultural lenses distort

The Theology of Business

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Theology is the study of God, who is above and beyond our world, while business and commerce seem to be man’s most worldly pursuits. How can the Christian reconcile the seemingly differing focuses promoted by theology and business? In this talk, Dr. JoAnn Flett, organizational consultant for Partners Worldwide and recipient of the Fulbright Scholar

Theology of Work

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In this session, we will explore the biblical and theological foundations for how we view our work in God’s economy. We will argue that work has intrinsic value and nobility because of its connection to the dominion mandate in Genesis and how the NT describes work as part of someone’s service to Christ. We will

The Prospects for Liberty in the Islamic World

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In a lecture titled “Islam and Freedom: The Challenge and The Hope”, Mustafa Akyol—senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity—discusses political and social problems that exist in the Muslim world, including authoritarianism and terrorism, and the prospects for finding ways to strengthen the idea of individual liberty within the Islamic