This week the Bush Center, along with the Acton Institute, hosts the “Business, Vocation, and the Great Commission” conference. The meeting addresses three important subjects: 1) a biblical approach to a free market economy; 2) a practical approach for Christians to do workplace ministry; and 3) developing a missiological strategy along the lines of the “business as mission” model. Two sessions are open to the general public. Tuesday afternoon, from 1:30 to 3 pm, a panel of RDU businessmen will discuss “Business as Mission: What Does It Look Like in Practice?”. The panelists include Cliff Benson, Bill Boddie, Don Dancer, and Sidney Hinton with Preston Parrish (of Corporate Chaplains of America) moderating.
The second event is the keynote address by Vincent Bacote on “The First Great Commission, Business, and the Baptist Opportunity.” Dr Bacote is Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, and he has authored a number of books challenging Christians to engage the public square. More information about both sessions can be found here and here.