Dr. Jonathan Grenz, dean of the School of Ministry, has received an Oikonomia Fellowship to attend Acton University in Grand Rapids, Michigan June 20-23.
Acton University is a unique, four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society. Guided by a distinguished, international faculty, Acton University is an opportunity to deepen knowledge and integrate philosophy, theology, business, development - with sound, market based, economics.
The fellowship was awarded to Grenz by the Oikonomia Network, a learning community of theological educators and evangelical seminaries helping pastors equip people for whole-life discipleship, fruitful work and economic wisdom.
“The Faith, Work and Economics (FWE) discussion is mission-fit for us at PBA,” Grenz says, pointing to current University undergraduate courses such as Freedom in American Society and Christian Values and Biblical Faith “I have an ongoing interest in how we can enhance our curriculum by integrating the FWE discussion into School of Ministry undergraduate and graduate courses.”
The four-day conference features over 120 courses taught by 80 experts.
In 2016, over 1,000 participants representing more than 75 countries and a range of faith traditions attended Acton University. Among them were undergraduate students and graduate students studying religion, theology, economics, political science, business, philosophy, history; faith-based leaders; nonprofit and development leaders from secular, political, governmental and faith-based backgrounds; business and economic leaders; entrepreneurs, small business leaders, academics and finally, everyday citizens who want to obtain a better understanding of religion, liberty and sound economic principles.