September 26, 6:30 p.m. -
September 27, 3:45 p.m.

Colorado Christian University
Event Center
8787 W. Alameda Ave.,
Lakewood, CO 80226
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Socialism and Capitalism: A Closer Look

She sees that her trading is profitable…She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
— Proverbs 31:18-20 (ESV)

Was Jesus a socialist? Is Capitalism oppressive? Does Socialism lead to poverty and corruption?

Among the cultural divides widening in America, the dispute over Socialism and Capitalism is one that affects the pocketbook of everyone. Some believe that the heart of Capitalism involves oppressive corporations using big money to influence politicians for special favors and tax breaks. Others believe Socialism belongs on the ash heap of history after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and they point to the poverty and corruption of Venezuela and Cuba as a warning for the world.  Many are confused about what policies and economic systems will raise people from poverty and actually lead to human flourishing around the world.

Colorado Christian University is committed to seeking truth and will devote this year’s Symposium on September 26 and 27, 2022, to the topic “Socialism and Capitalism: A Closer Look”. Register today for this free conference.

Event Overview

Monday, September 26, 2022

6:30 - 8:45 p.m. MST

  • Dr. Donald W. Sweeting will give an overview as to why this topic is important.
  • Dr. Isaac Chilima will define Socialism and Neo-Socialism as well as Capitalism and Free Markets.
  • Dr. Larry Reed will address the question, “Was Jesus a Socialist?”
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MST

  • Dr. Jay Richards will discuss Capitalism debunking its myths and misconceptions.
  • Dr. Anne Rathbone-Bradley will provide practical insights on free markets and how they lead to human flourishing.

1:30 – 3:45 p.m. MST

  • Workshops - After lunch, attendees will have the opportunity to choose two workshop options to more closely examine special topics related to this issue.

Visit our Symposium website for details and registration information.

Contact Info

School of Theology