ON Topic Webinar March 27, 2013

Date: March 27, 2013

Location: Sioux Falls Seminary

Students, faculty, and staff are welcomed to join on March 27, 2013 the Oikonomia Network ON Topic webinar series, which are social entrepreneurship lectures given by nationally renowned speakers. You will have the option of tuning in on your personal computer or if you prefer, it will also be offered on the big screen in classroom 204(A) the first session and 204(B) the second and third sessions. Please register HERE to be apart of these webinars. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Berg at jberg@sfseminary.edu.

The three sessions are:

Robert Lupton, “Toxic Charity” – Wednesday, March 27, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central time (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pacific, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern)

Robert Lupton is the founder and president of FCS Urban Ministries in Atlanta. Through FCS, he has developed two mixed-income subdivisions, organized a multi-racial congregation, started a number of businesses, created housing for hundreds of families, and initiated a wide range of human services in his community. In his most recent book, “Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It),” Lupton challenges the predominant model of ministry to the poor, bringing lessons gained from four decades of work in community development ministry. Participants will receive a free copy of “Toxic Charity.”


Arthur Brooks, “Wealth and Justice” – Tuesday, April 23, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Eastern)

Arthur Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. He has authored hundreds of articles and 10 books including “Wealth and Justice,” an introduction to the intersections between economic systems, concerns about fairness, and lifting up the poor. His most recent book, “The Road to Freedom,” was a best-seller. Before pursuing his work in economics, Brooks spent 12 years as a professional French hornist with the City Orchestra of Barcelona and other ensembles. Participants will receive a free copy of “Wealth and Justice.”


Tom Nelson, “Work Matters” – Thursday, May 2, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Central time (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern)

Tom Nelson is the senior pastor of Christ Community Church in Leawood, Kan., and serves on the boards of The Gospel Coalition and Trinity International University. His most recent book, “Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work,” offers practical insights for pastors on reframing preaching, liturgy, and church activities in light of God’s calling to live out the gospel in our daily work. Participants will receive a free copy of “Work Matters.”