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CIB and Center for Biblical and Theological Education are very pleased to co-host James K.A. (Jamie) Smith on May 1 for an informal lecture and Q&A on his books, Desiring the Kingdom and Imagining the Kingdom. Dr. Smith is an award-winning author, and teaches philosophy at Calvin College. Learn more...
June 11 - We are delighted that Alan Barnhart (owner and president of Barnhart Crane & Rigging) is coming to the SPU campus for an invitation-only breakfast event. If you are involved in a family business and would like to attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Learn more about the Barnhart family and business.
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.
Details and registration.
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 in the summer of 2013. Follow him on Twitter (@rhudaur), connect with him on LinkedIn, or see his Flipboard magazines (viewable on mobile devices).
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