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Can you imagine owning a company that earns $60+ million a year — and giving the company to charity? Brothers Alan and Eric Barnhart of Barnhart Crane and Rigging could, and Alan will be on the SPU campus for a breakfast event on June 11. Details and registration information coming soon.
Dr. Bruce Baker presented CIB's first webinar on February 20, 2014. "A Truth-Seeker's Guide to Big Data" offers a thoughtful and engaging presentation of how big data reduces people to digital commodities, and measures to help preserve human dignity. The recorded presentation is available on CIB's YouTube channel or in CIB's iTunesU library (see left navigation bar), and includes both the audio track and the accompanying slides.
Interested in practical ecclesiology, economic sustainability, and entrepreneurship's place in the church? Dive into an intensive two-weekend course in January and February which includes visiting examples of social impact, church planting, and business as mission.
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Dr. Bruce Baker will present A Truth-seeker's Guide to Big Data, CIB's first webinar. Join us online on February 20 at 10:00 a.m. to hear Professor Baker bring his entrepreneurial, ethical, and theological training and experiences to bear on how we might chart a faithful response. Presentation will be followed by Q&A. Learn more about the webinar.
"The Digital Society" conference (hosted by CIB in June 2012) gathered technology developers, technology users, and technology resisters to rethink the Christian commentary on technology for the 21st century. What could this diverse gathering say about technology? Nothing was unanimous, but there was broad agreement around a collection of issues summarized in this recently-published paper. Recordings and additional links are available on the conference website.
On January 16, 2014, Dr. Bryan Dik, Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University, will talk about the theological and biblical understanding of calling. He's a well-known speaker and author, and we look forward to welcoming him to the SPU campus. More info »
The Center for Integrity in Business interviews Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Denise Daniels about her thoughts on faith and work, Sabbath-keeping, key principles of business leadership, women in the workplace, and more. Read the interview (PDF).
The School of Business and Economics and the CIB are delighted that Sonny Vu will be this year’s “Business as a Calling” Day speaker on November 7, 2013. Sonny is the founder, chair, and CEO of Misfit Wearables and the founder, former chair, and CEO of AgaMatrix. More information.
We are enjoying the creative and energetic leadership of SBE’s new dean, Dr. Joseph Williams, who officially began work here this past summer. Follow him on Twitter (@rhudaur), connect with him on LinkedIn, or see his Flipboard magazines (viewable on mobile devices).
The CIB and the Center for Biblical and Theological Education (CBTE) co-host monthly lunch gatherings of business leaders, pastors, seminary students, and graduate business students for thoughtful discussion of issues related to faith and the marketplace. Other groups of this kind may be launched in the future. If you would like to learn more, please email email@example.com.
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