In Matthew 10:16, Christ told His disciples to be “wise” and “innocent” when they went “in the midst of wolves.” Today our guest will show us how to be both wise and innocent as we work among people who sometimes behave like wolves. Temptation, greed, dishonesty, and misguided ambition have always presented challenges for Christians in the workplace. Add secular bias, political correctness and persecution to the mix, and the modern workplace becomes a foreboding environment for Christians to navigate. How, then, do we earn a living without compromising our faith? Join us to learn how to find our way and thrive on the job.
A political candidate recently quoted a Bible verse as a support for raising the minimum wage. But is that what Scripture teaches? Why are so many people starting to embrace the concept of socialism? Is that a biblically affirmed model for governance? Join us for a thought-provoking conversation today on money and morality.
Dr. David Goetsch has decades of experience in the private sector, as a Professor of Business, as a Christian counselor, and a U.S. Marine. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership, four Masters Degrees (Business Management, Political Science/Economics, Counseling, and Educational Leadership), a Bachelor Degree in Business/Technical Education, and an Associate Degree. At various times, he has been America’s Business/Technical Professor of the Year (named by the U.S. Department of Education), Florida’s Business/Technical Professor of the Year, and Professor of the year at his local college multiple times. Dr. Goetsch is in the Florida Veteran’s Hall of Fame for significant contributions to the state in the areas of higher education, economic development, and community leadership following his service in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is the author of over 50 books including Quality Management for Organizational Excellence and Occupational Safety for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers.
Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the academic director at The Fund for American Studies. She also serves as the Vice President of Economic Initiatives at the Institute For Faith, Work and Economics, where she develops and commissions research toward a systematic biblical theology of economic freedom. Dr. Bradley received her Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University in 2006, during which time she was a James M. Buchanan Scholar. She is an editor of and contributing author to IFWE’s Counting the Cost: Christian Perspectives on Capitalism (Abilene Christian University Press, 2017), and For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty (Zondervan, 2015). In her contributions to these books, Dr. Bradley has examined income inequality from both an economic and biblical perspective and provides guidance to Christians on how to respond, particularly through our vocations.