"The Greatest Good: Nil Sine Numine" is a one-day conference hosted by a student-led project with the same title. It is sponsored by a mini grant from the American Enterprise Institute’s Values and Capitalism project, Colorado Christian University’s School of Humanities and Sciences, and the Centennial Institute.
The Greatest Good: Nil Sine Numine project began last November when senior students Christian Schlenker and Gillian Foster earned a mini grant from the American Enterprise Institute’s Values and Capitalism project. The project is committed to practically exploring social enterprise through the lens of faith in Denver and beyond. Learn more about The Greatest Good: Nil Sine Numine project.
The purpose of this conference is to bring together leaders, theologians, practitioners, and students to promote understanding of how faith and enterprise are each necessary in the flourishing of individuals and communities. The event will feature two panels: one on the theology of work and one with practitioners of social enterprise.
The conference will also feature booths with local and international businesses, non-profits, and ministries that engage in social enterprise to address causes.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wayne Grudem
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Wayne Grudem who will be speaking on his latest work, The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution. This book discusses the spiritual, cultural, political, and economic factors that lead to human flourishing in developing countries. Along with coauthor Barry Asmus, Grudem believes the solution to global poverty lies in a comprehensive development plan that integrates the principles of a free market system with the Bible’s teachings on social ethics. Dr. Wayne Grudem is Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Grudem holds a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.Div. and a D.D. from Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia, and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, England. He has published twenty books and was the General Editor of the ESV Study Bible.
Theology of Work
Dr. Don Payne, Denver Seminary
Brian Gray, Denver Seminary
Hugh Whelchel, Institute for Faith Work and Economics
Dr. Aaron Smith, Colorado Christian University
Social Enterprise Practitioners
Sarah Lesyinski, Cafe 180
Jeff Haanen, Denver Institute of Faith and Work
Chris Horst, HOPE International
Scott Moore, Social Enterprise Businessman
Chelsie Antos, Trades of Hope
This free conference will be held at the Event Center, located on CCU's main campus in Lakewood, Colorado. The event is open to CCU students and staff, and there is a limited number of spots open to the public. A reservation is required.
Lunch will be provided for conference attendees.
Please RSVP below today to reserve your space!