Christian Character in the Marketplace by Alec Hill – Thursday, 20 May 2021 at 1400 GMT/UTC

The marketplace is often associated with unethical conduct. As believers, we aspire not only to avoid moral failure but to be light and salt in every area of our lives.

On Thursday, 20 May 2021 at 1400 GMT/UTC, Alec Hill, JD (University of Washington, USA), president emeritus of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and former dean of the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University, will speak on the importance of Christian character in the marketplace, examining how Christian ethics (the study of human character) parallels theology (the study of God’s character). Through this examination, three divine moral qualities stand out: holiness, justice and love. Since God always acts in a holy, just and loving manner, we should strive to imitate him. In other words, we should conduct ourselves with integrity, fairness and compassion.

Too often, Christians focus on one of these qualities at the expense of the others. Rather, like an optometrist, we should align all three lenses. If an action is loving but not holy, we should continue to look for another solution. If we are leaning toward a decision that is fair but heartless, our quest for a better balance should continue. The webinar will open with a case study involving a young professional torn between conflicting duties of serving her employer or loving her aging parents.

Alec references a Case Study throughout his presentation, please refer to that document here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1faRjNTdNeLezTxh6x7XRN9jToR_lCdIf/view?usp=sharing

 

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