By Elizabeth Christian, LCNews
PINEVILLE, La. (LCNews)– Best-selling author Jay Richards will address “Money, greed and God: the Christian case for free enterprise” during Louisiana College’s annual God in the Workplace series March 22.
Richards, an assistant research professor in The Busch School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., is the 2010 Templeton Enterprise Award winner who has written numerous books including “God & Evolution,” “The Privileged Planet,” and “The Human Advantage.”
“Louisiana College’s 5th Annual God in the Workplace Lecture Series brings to the forefront the significance of the intersection of Faith and Work,” LC President Rick Brewer said in a news release. “As God’s workmanship (Ephesians 2:10) we understand the role of the Christ follower in the marketplace is to be a wise and faithful steward of people, projects, time and resources. Jay Richards will effectively challenge and encourage participants to better understand the need to be equipped with an apologetic which ‘contends for the Faith’ (Jude 3) in the midst of a turbulent time.”
Richards noted that “free enterprise and business are often blamed for all manner of social ills. Like all human enterprises, they are tainted by sin. But business in a free economy is the primary way poverty is alleviated and wealth is created. In fact, it’s the only known way that entire cultures can emerge from poverty. It’s important for Christians to understand this. It’s also vital to understand that most people will make a living in business. They need to know that business is a noble calling—an opportunity to create value, as creatures made in the image of the creative God.”
The event that will begin 6 p.m. inside Guinn Auditorium is open to the public. Social distancing will be practiced and attendees should wear masks.
For those unable to attend in person, a livestream will be available on the LC website.